Integrating Care for Dual Eligibles: What Do Consumers Want?

Many deficit reduction plans have recognized the need to improve care for the 9 million beneficiaries dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. How do Medicaid and Medicare coordinate payment and care for people covered by both programs? Are Health and Human Services initiatives encouraging innovations to integrate care for dual eligible beneficiaries? What kind of programs are currently available? What do consumers think about different ways of getting care? What lessons for program design can policy makers learn from the attitudes of consumers? This briefing, sponsored by the Alliance for Health Reform and the AARP Public Policy Institute, addressed these and related questions.

For more information and access to the presentation slides, please visit the Alliance’s event page.

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The panel was co-moderated by Ed Howard of the Alliance for Health Reform and Susan Reinhard of AARP.

Ed Howard

Susan Reinhard


  • Lindsay Barnette, Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office at CMS
  • Lynda Flowers, AARP Public Policy Institute
  • Suzanne Gore, Center for Health Care Strategies
  • Corrinne Altman Moore, Office of Medicaid, Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services

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