Centering Equity in Health Plans Serving Dually Eligible Individuals

The COVID-19 crisis has acutely impacted older adults, people with disabilities, people of color and those with limited incomes, many of whom are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. 8 Recommendations for Health Plans Serving Dually Eligible Individuals to Center Equity: An Overdue and Necessary Response to COVID-19an issue brief from Justice in Aging sets forth recommendations for health plans serving dually eligible individuals using targeted, equity-centered approaches. Some of the recommendations noted in the brief hinge on the expertise of community-based organizations (CBOs) in cultural competency and addressing the long-term services and supports (LTSS) needs of those returning to their home after a hospitalization.

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This item is posted for the Aging and Disability Business Institute. ILRU is one of the lead partners in the Business Institute, providing training and technical assistance to centers for independent living and other community-based organizations in securing contracts with health plans and payers to provide community living services to people with disabilities.

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