Reviewing ICRC Findings, Guidance to States on D-SNP Contracting Options

This week, our In Focus section reviews the recent technical assistance tool from the Integrated Care Resource Center (ICRC), detailing findings and guidance to states on dual eligible special needs plans (D-SNP) contracting options and strategies. The document, titled “State Contracting with Medicare Advantage Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans: Issues and Options,” (Link to PDF) was prepared by Mathematica Policy Research and the Centers for Health Care Strategies, in partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office. As of February 2015, there were more than 1.66 million dual eligibles enrolled in a D-SNP across 40 states (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico), up more than 10 percent over the beginning of 2014, and up nearly 80 percent since 2010.

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