Coffee Hour: Advancing Medicare-Medicaid Integration During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic due to intersecting risk factors, including chronic conditions and racial and socioeconomic disparities. On top of this, dual-eligible individuals must navigate two complex and often conflicting insurance systems to receive care.

During LTQA’s inaugural Member Coffee Hour on November 17, 2020, Allison Rizer of ATI Advisory presented new findings from analyses of Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey data and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) preliminary COVID-19 outcomes as explored in a recent ATI Advisory blog post. She also shared Medicare-Medicaid integration policy opportunities states can pursue, even in the absence of a full MLTSS program. Ms. Rizer’s presentation was followed by an LTQA community discussion. See the full summary and slides below.


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