Individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid are among the most vulnerable to high rates of morbidity and mortality as a result of COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic spurred rapid responses from states with programs that integrate care for dually eligible individuals in partnership with their integrated health plans.
This webinar shared findings from interviews with states that operate Medicare-Medicaid integrated care programs and health plans that participate in these programs. The webinar also featured perspectives from two integrated health plans and a state that are responding to the needs of their dually eligible populations across institutional and home- and community-based settings. A discussion about policy recommendations to better respond to the needs of dually eligible individuals as the COVID-19 pandemic persists and Q&A from the audience followed.