Identifying the Highest-Cost Dual Eligibles Could Help in Crafting More Effective Responses
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Author: Teresa Coughlin, Timothy Waidmann, and Lokendra Phadera
Publisher: Health Affairs
Report providing research findings on a study of dually eligible Medicaid-Medicare beneficiaries (duel eligibles) cost impact on Medicaid and Medicare expenditure. The report finds that there is a large spending difference within the diverse dual eligibles population, some relying more on Medicaid spending, others on Medicare depending on the kind of services most pertinent to their care. This large spending difference will make dual eligibles an important policy focus. Decision makers will need to take a multidimensional approach to improving the value, efficiency, and quality of care provided to duel eligible beneficiaries.