There are about 9 million individuals in the United States eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. Care coordination of these dual eligibles has been identified by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as one of the top 10 healthcare priorities for 2013.
Before developing a case management or population health management approach for this population, it is vital to first identify the group's characteristics.
This HINfographic on dual eligibles illustrates 16 things to know for population health management, including criteria for dual eligibility, specific health and financial characteristics of the population, differences between the duals and Medicare population, and keys to successfully managing dual eligibles.
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You may also be interested in this related resource: Population Health Management for Dual Eligibles: Blueprint for Care Coordination.