Medicaid Advantage: A medical home for dual-eligible beneficiaries

Grace-Marie Turner of the Galen Institute and Bob Helms of the American Enterprise Institute have proposed creation of a new Medicaid Advantage program that would integrate acute and long-term care benefits for seniors who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid into a single program, managed by the states, to provide a medical home and better coordinated care for these beneficiaries. The Medicaid Commission on which the authors served from 2005-2006 included Medicaid Advantage as one of the key recommendations in its final report. This paper provides further detail on the idea.

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Grace-Marie Turner of the Galen Institute and Bob Helms of the American Enterprise Institute have proposed creation of a new Medicaid Advantage program that would integrate acute and long-term care benefits for seniors who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid into a single program, managed by the states, to provide a medical home and better coordinated care for these beneficiaries. The Medicaid Commission on which the authors served from 2005-2006 included Medicaid Advantage as one of the key recommendations in its final report. This paper provides further detail on the idea.

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