Join a Webinar on Integrating Care for Dually Eligible Beneficiaries

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<p>Of the nearly 7.5 million individuals who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, the majority have significant medical, behavioral, long-term care, and social needs. Dual-eligible beneficiaries are also a costly subset for both programs, representing more than 40 percent of all Medicaid spending and almost a quarter of Medicare costs. Medicaid stakeholders are increasingly seeking creative options to improve the quality of care and rein in spending for this high-need, high-cost population. The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) is hosting a Commonwealth Fund-supported online seminar, "Integrating Care for Dual Eligibles: Opportunities for States.” This free webinar is cosponsored by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices.<br><br>The CHCS webinar will explore the recent progress that states have made in integrating care for dual-eligible populations through Special Needs Plans (SNPs), the challenges for integrating care, and new non-SNP alternatives for states to consider. It will address best practices for involving consumers in the design and implementation of programs and highlight the experiences of New Mexico in recently launching an integrated approach for dual-eligible beneficiaries.<br><br>The webinar will be held on Thursday, December 11, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm, ET. To learn more and to register, visit the CHCS Web site <a href="">http:…;