This June Lois Simon, Seniorlink's EVP, Policy and Programs, participated in a panel hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center on Integrating Care for High-Cost Populations. Lois was joined by top officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, AARP, and other organizations to discuss strategies for the integration of health care and long-term services and supports for high-cost populations.
Watch the panel below:
Via the Bipartisan Policy Center:
In 2011, approximately 10 million Americans were eligible for both the Medicare and Medicaid programs. These individuals are more likely to have chronic health conditions and challenges with daily activities. Their costly care needs account for nearly $300 billion dollars annually in state and federal spending. For more than two decades, health care providers and policymakers have sought ways to better coordinate care for these “dual-eligible” individuals, for example through the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly and Medicare Advantage Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plans. New demonstration projects are underway to better integrate Medicare and Medicaid Services.