CMS Releases Initial Findings on Washington Duals Demonstration

This week, our In Focus section follows last week’s Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) report on initial findings across the Medicare-Medicaid Financial Alignment Initiatives with a look at the initial findings on the Washington managed fee-for-service (MFFS) demonstration. CMS has published a January 4, 2016, report, “Measurement, Monitoring, and Evaluation of the Financial Alignment Initiative for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees Preliminary Findings from the Washington MFFS Demonstration,” also prepared by RTI International. The report presents preliminary findings from the Washington MFFS demonstration, which, a year-and-a-half after launching, has enrolled more than 10,000 dual eligible beneficiaries and generated Medicare savings in excess of $21 million.

Every Wednesday, HMA publishes the Weekly Roundup, an information-packed resource that will keep you updated on industry news, trends in state health policy throughout the nation, and more.