Start: July 2011
Funder: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The Integrated Care Resource Center (ICRC), a project of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office, was established to help states in delivering coordinated care for Medicaid’s high-need, high-cost beneficiaries with the goal of improving the quality and reducing the costs of care. The resource center is offering technical assistance to states at all levels of readiness to pursue integrated models for individuals who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid (also known as Medicare-Medicaid enrollees or “dual eligibles”).
The technical assistance activities, coordinated by Mathematica Policy Research and the Center for Health Care Strategies, include one-on-one support for those implementing integrated models, peer-learning collaboratives for those in the design or implementation stage, and best-practice webinars. Types of assistance available include:
- Conducting needs assessments and gap analysis;
- Aiding in program design, stakeholder engagement, and data analysis;
- Facilitating sharing of best practices across states; and
- Developing resources to coordinate care across settings and providers.
To facilitate sharing of best practices across states, an online compendium of resources, including issue briefs, state materials, and other practical tools and templates is available online at the Integrated Care Resource Center website. Resource materials are updated regularly to reflect the lessons gleaned from on-the-ground experiences of states pursuing integrated care models.
Technical Assistance ToolState Contracting with Medicare Advantage Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans: Issues and Options November 2016
Technical Assistance BriefEngaging Providers in Integrated Care Programs for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees: Tips for States October 2015
Technical Assistance BriefMoving Toward Integrated Marketing Rules and Practices for Medicare and Medicaid Managed Care Plans July 2014
Technical Assistance BriefUsing Lessons from Disease Management and Care Management in Building Integrated Care Programs April 2014
Technical Assistance BriefDeveloping Health Homes to Effectively Serve Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees September 2013
Technical Assistance BriefOptions for Attracting and Retaining Enrollment in Financial Alignment Initiatives for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees April 2013
Technical Assistance BriefLow-Cost, Low-Administrative Burden Ways to Better Integrate Care for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees June 2012
Technical Assistance BriefIntegrating Care for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees Using a Managed Fee-for-Service Model February 2012
BriefState Options for Integrating Physical and Behavioral Health Care October 2011