Defining the Dually Eligible: 16 Things to Know for Population Health Management

Nine million individuals in the United States are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, as a new HINfographic from the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN) illustrates.

This HINfographic illustrates a wealth of metrics on the dual eligibles population categorized by several characteristics: that they are financially challenged, with 50 percent living below poverty level, and old or disabled, with 65 percent over the age of 65.

Other things to know about this population include the following:

  • Of the total dual population, 13 percent have spent permanent time in a nursing home;
  • Almost 20 percent use some home long-term home care services and supports;
  • Between the ages of 65 and 74, there is less frailty adn more chronic illness, with only 6 percent considered healthy.

Managing this population successfully is key to keeping healthcare costs low; and the HINfographic lists six keys to successful management of duals, including medication management and patient education.

To see our HINfographic, click here.

Source: The Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN) , June 20, 2013

Population Health Management for Dual Eligibles: Blueprint for Care Coordination

Population Health Management for Dual Eligibles: Blueprint for Care Coordination details SCAN Health Plan’s unique care management model for duals, which focuses on prevention and early intervention, particularly in the area of medication management.

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