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Medicare & Medicaid

Medicare is a federal health insurance program for Americans age 65 and older and those younger than 65 with a disability. Medicaid is a federal-state health coverage program for low-income Americans. Separately and together, they provide the backbone of health care for older Americans, particularly those with complex needs.

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Today, health plans have flexible benefit tools in the Medicare Advantage program. With data analysis by Anne Tumlinson Innovations, this slide deck discusses how health plans can deploy these tools and adopt innovations to serve a rapidly growing group of members age 75 and older.
This policy brief highlights 10 questions health plans and systems nationwide could consider using in their risk assessments to deliver more cost-effective, quality care.

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