Medicare Advantage 2011 Data Spotlight: Special Needs Plans
The Kaiser Family Foundation and Mathematica Policy Research present this spotlight on Special Needs Plans – a form of Medicare Advantage plan authorized to provide a managed care option for beneficiaries with significant or relatively specialized care needs, including Medicare beneficiaries who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, beneficiaries living in nursing homes or other institutions, and beneficiaries with severe chronic or disabling conditions. This data spotlight examines availability and enrollment trends for Special Needs Plans, which account for a small share of enrollment today but are seen by some policymakers as a way to address coordination of care and costs issues for beneficiaries enrolled in both the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
For more information, go to: http://www.kff.org/medicare/upload/8229.pdf
50-State Survey of Medicaid Managed Care Programs in 2010
This 50-state survey, conducted by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured and Health Management Associates, provides a comprehensive look at state Medicaid managed care programs, documenting their diversity, examining how states monitor access and quality, and exploring emerging efforts to improve care, including managed long-term care and initiatives targeted toward dual eligibles.
For more information, go to: http://www.kff.org/medicaid/8220.cfm.