Dual Eligibles Summit: Improving Care, Coverage, & Cost

 AHIP Summit to Convene Experts To Discuss Latest State & Federal Developments, Showcase Innovative Partnership Strategies  

March 12, 2013
The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Washington, D.C. 

One of the key challenges facing the health care system is how best to care for the nine million individuals who are dually eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.  These beneficiaries account for a disproportionate share of program costs and have complex conditions that demand intensive and comprehensive case management and support services.  

Currently, nearly all of these beneficiaries receive their care through fee-for-service arrangements, which have resulted in poor outcomes, runaway costs, and deep familial and societal burdens.  At the state level, the resources required to care for dual eligibles have strained budgets and crowded out spending on other priorities. At the federal level, policymakers are increasingly aware that a failure to address the comprehensive care needs of this specific population will have ripple effects throughout the system. 

While most individuals with employer-sponsored coverage and in Medicare have access to high-quality, coordinated care plans, many dual eligibles remain in outdated models of care.  To address this disparity, state and federal policymakers, advocates, providers, health plans, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders are all working to bring enhanced care coordination and support services to the dual eligible populations. AHIP’s Dual Eligibles Summit:  Improving Care, Coverage, and Cost, will convene experts from the across the spectrum on March 12, 2013 in Washington, DC to examine the last federal and state developments and discuss issues related to access, care integration, and quality measurement for dual eligibles. 

AHIP’s Summit will showcase innovative stakeholder initiatives and partnerships that are demonstrating success in achieving better care integration for dual eligibles, with resulting improvements in care, access, and cost savings. These initiatives will touch on a wide range of issues, including behavioral health, medical services; support systems; quality measurement, in-home and community based services, long-term care services, and network-based strategies.

AHIP’s Dual Eligibles Summit is being held in conjunction with two of AHIP’s premier events – AHIP’s National Policy Forum and Exchange Conference.

National Policy Forum
March 13-14, 2013
Ritz Carlton, Washington DC

In this rapidly changing environment, it is critical for health plans to stay ahead of the curve. AHIP’s 2013 National Policy Forum is a two-day intensive program designed to help health plans prepare to meet the challenges of 2013 and beyond. Every year, AHIP’s National Policy Forum features senior administration officials, key members of congress and their staff, along with recognized experts from across the spectrum.

Exchange Conference
March 14-15, 2013 
Ritz Carlton, Washington DC

As the health care industry focuses on the logistics of Exchange implementation, attending AHIP’s Exchange Conference, March 14 and 15 in Washington, D.C., will be more important than ever. The sessions will cover immediate steps required, and mid- to long-term decisions necessary to successfully participate in Exchanges.


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