State interest in exploring models to better integrate care for individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid continues to grow. This brief by Center for Health Care Strategies provides a snapshot of four integration models to serve duals. It describes the key features, and considerations for using each model.
This policy brief summarizes findings from the newly released long-term care financing option research by the Urban Institute and Milliman, Inc., courtesy of Health Affairs.
Greater costs for older women, who average 2-1/2 years of high-level need.
Half of U.S. reaching 65 will need high levels of costly help with daily activities.
Families pay >50% of costs for high-level needs that older Americans face.
1 in 7 of all older Americans will need a high level of help with everyday activities for 5+ years.