This webinar will explore how states can use contracts with Medicare Advantage “D-SNP” plans to improve care for dual eligibles, advance Medicare-Medicaid alignment, and support broader payment and delivery system reform. Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs) are Medicare Advantage plans that serve individuals who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. To operate in a state, D-SNP plans are required to have a contract with the state that describes the plans’ responsibility to coordinate Medicare and Medicaid benefits.
After a brief review of relevant D-SNP policies by CMS, speakers from Arizona, Minnesota, and Tennessee will discuss how their states have developed and implemented D-SNP contracts to align health plan coverage under Medicare and Medicaid, link D-SNP plans to Medicaid managed services and supports (MLTSS) programs, and facilitate information sharing, among other goals.
- Nishamarie Sherry Romanik, Director, Division of Policy Analysis and Planning, Medicare Drug & Health Plan Contract Administration Group, Center for Medicare, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
- Tom Betlach, Director, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
- Gretchen Ulbee, Manager, Special Needs Purchasing, Minnesota Department of Human Services
- Patti Killingsworth, Assistant Commissioner and Long Term Care Chief, TennCare Bureau, Department of Finance and Administration, State of Tennessee
- Trish Riley, Executive Director, NASHP, moderator
In addition to joining the Webinar, see NASHP’s recent report, A Federal-State Discourse on Aligning Health Care Payment and Delivery to Improve Care for Dual Eligibles.