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This issue brief uses the most recent comprehensive data, from 2009, to examine the characteristics and costs of dual-eligible beneficiaries. The report also examines the different payment systems that Medicare and Medicaid use to fund care for dual-eligible beneficiaries and recent efforts at the federal and state levels to integrate those payment systems and coordinate the care between both programs. Given the high cost of dual-eligibles, legislative solutions are reviewed.
Keywords:Long-Term Care; State/Agency Information; Sustainability; Community Inclusion; Enrollment; Medicaid Integration
medicare; health care spending; federal budget; state budget; payment systems; skilled nursing facilities; acute care; care coordination; chronic conditions; full duals; partial duals; service utilization; medicare payments; hierarchical condition category; legislative solutions;
Congressional Budget Office
Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53408