Managing Transitions to Care for the Dually Eligible Medicare and Medicaid Patient

Friday, February 2nd, 2007
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

Beyond the issues one might expect from serving the dual eligible population, the Minnesota Senior Health Options’ (MSHO) program also addresses the service barriers that occur in a rural setting. Sarah Keenan, clinical liaison with Medica, described how MSHO responds to these service issues and how the inevitable breakdowns during care transitions are managed through MSHO’s “care coordination” efforts, which ensure communication between providers and follow a patient seamlessly through transitions of care. The flexibility inherent in MassHealth’s Senior Care Options model empowers providers to offer on-site and community-based care to enrollees, improves the level of service offered to diverse populations and offers participants a seamless transition to the Medicare part D pharmacy benefits. Diane Flanders, director of coordinated care systems for MassHealth, provided an overview of the unique partnership that is designed to keep its seniors as well as possible, and in their homes and communities for as long as possible. Keenan and Flanders described how to create a coordinated care management approach for dual eligibles during a February 14th audio conference, Managing Transitions to Care for the Dually Eligible Medicare and Medicaid Patient.

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