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Integrating Care for High-Cost Populations

Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye St. NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
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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

BPC hosted two expert panel discussions on the pros, cons, and successful strategies for the integration of health care and long-term services and supports for this population. The first panel provided an update on federal and state efforts to integrate Medicare and Medicaid services for low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities who qualify for both programs. The second panel highlighted the Long-Term Quality Alliance’s work on identifying components for the successful integration of long-term services and supports.

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Opening remarks by:

Jeffrey Selberg
Executive Director, Peterson Center on Healthcare

Panel I: Care Delivery and Financial Integration in Medicare and Medicaid

Tim Engelhardt
Director, Federal Coordinated Health Care Office, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid

Lois Simon
Founder and Principal, L. Simon Solutions, LLC

Jean Accius
Vice President, Long Term Services and Supports and Livable Communities Group, AARP

Michelle Herman Soper
Director of Integrated Care, Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.

Panel II: Integrating Long-Term Services and Supports: Lessons and Future Direction

Larry Atkins
Executive Director, Long-Term Quality Alliance

Paul Saucier
Director, Integrated Care Systems, Truven Health Analytics

Michael Monson
Vice President, Long-Term Care and Dual Eligibles, Centene Corporation

Moderated by:

Sheila Burke
Strategic Advisor, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Anne Tumlinson
Founder, Anne Tumlinson Innovations, LLC and


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