Health Care Reform/Integrated Care
Changes in Healthcare Coverage for people who have both Medicaid and Medicare – "Dual Eligibles"
The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) submitted its proposal to integrate care for people who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
The link to the proposal is: http://www.integratedcareresourcecenter.com/icmstateproposals.aspx
CMS is taking public comment through May 30, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. at this email: MI-MedicareMedicaidCoordination@cms.hhs.gov. After the comment period, CMS and MDCH will negotiate the details.
The integrated care plan is very similar to the draft proposal the MDCH released in March that was presented at the forum coordinated by Northern Lakes CMH and the Area Agency On Aging Of Northwest Michigan on March 13, 2012. The last section of the plan is a Frequently Asked Questions document which provides additional clarity on anticipated future decisions and directions which came out of the forums. There is also an implementation timeline included in the plan that was not in the draft proposal.
- Letter to Consumers, Family Members, Guardians and other Stakeholders – February 13, 2012
- Dual Eligibility Flowchart to help you determine if this information applies to you
- For more details and information on the state planning see: Michigan Association of CMH Boards’ Changes in Healthcare Coverage for people who have both Medicaid and Medicare.