BPC’s Health Project hosted an event that featured the release of policy recommendations and a discussion on the opportunities and challenges in providing care for high-need elderly and individuals with disabilities who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid coverage.
This “dual-eligible” population has more chronic conditions and higher incidence of functional or cognitive impairments when compared to other Medicare beneficiaries. A June study released by the Department of Health and Human Services has shown that when Medicare and Medicaid services are well-coordinated, patients with care-sensitive ambulatory conditions such as diabetes, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, have fewer hospitalizations and emergency room visits.
Keynote remarks by:
Assistant Commissioner, Continuing Care for Older Adults, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Jason Dinger, PhD
Co-Chair, Chief Operation Officer, Ascension Care Management
Chief Executive Officer, MissionPoint Health Partners
Carrie Graham, PhD
Assistant Director of Research, University of California Berkeley
Jeffrey Selberg, MHA
Executive Director, Peterson Center on Healthcare
Lois Simon, MPH
Co-Founder and Former President, Commonwealth Care Alliance