In this letter, NAMD addressed a variety of issues impacting dually eligible Medicare-Medicaid beneficaries, including the Financial Alignment Demonstrations and Dual Special Needs Plans, in order to enhance the care delivered to this vulnerable population. Read the full letter here. Read CMS’ response letter here.

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NAMD Issues D-SNP Policy Recommendations

NAMD’s policy paper addressing the D-SNP program is part of its ongoing body of work focused on approaches and tools for improving the quality of care for individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Read the full report here. Read NAMD’s letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services here. Read NAMD’s letter to […]

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NAMD released the second in its Working Paper Series, “Advancing Medicare and Medicaid Integration.” This paper builds on NAMD’s first paper on this topic. This is the second in NAMD’s Working Paper Series titled, “Advancing Medicare and Medicaid Integration.” NAMD’s October 2011 working paper presented the overarching policy and operational challenges Medicaid Directors experience when […]

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The following is the first in NAMD’s Working Paper Series, “Advancing Medicare and Medicaid Integration.” New guidance and assistance issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are good first steps for improving access to Medicare data for the Medicaid program. However, in practice, the requirements and procedures remain a barrier for states seeking […]

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NAMD submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to the request from the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office’s “Alignment Initiative.” The comments focused on expanding the availability and scope of opportunities for states to improve care coordination through federal grant programs, including long-term care services and supports and other “dual eligible” […]

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