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Minnesota’s Demonstration to Integrate Care for Dual Eligibles
DHS and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing a “Demonstration to Align Administrative Functions for Improvements in Medicare-Medicaid Beneficiary Experience” within the Minnesota Senior Health Options Program (MSHO). The demonstration is also referred to as the “Dual Demo.”
The Dual Demo began on September 13, 2013, continues until December 31, 2016, and is designed to:
The term “dually eligible” refers to people who have benefits through Medicare and Medicaid (known in Minnesota as Medical Assistance.
DHS intends to continue discussions with CMS in a second phase of the Dual Demo Project for the SNBC population.
To access information on the status of current state initiatives, please go to Public Meetings. Meetings are held periodically to share information on key projects and get input from clients, stakeholders and other interested parties.
The Dual Demonstration is funding an RFP opportunity to Provide Outreach , Education, and Assistance to Culturally, Racially, and Ethnically Diverse Communities regarding the MSHO program. This RFP is looking for qualified grantees to provide information about MSHO and related health care and long-term services and supports, as well as with enrollment into MSHO. A Responder’s Conference was held on May 12, 2015. The deadline for questions about this RFP has passed, but a link to the answers for all technical requirement questions, along with a link to the RFP, are available on the DHS Grants and RFP page. Proposals are due June 9, 2015 and work is projected to begin in August 2015.
In December of 2014, the Dual Demo launched the first Dual Demo News update via a new email subscription service. By subscribing, stakeholders receive a one-way email notification when updates are shared related to the Dual Demo. Email messages may also provide meeting and demonstration updates, and other information that relates to the Dual Demo and Special Needs Purchasing.
To learn about upcoming meetings within Special Needs Purchasing and receive the Dual Demo News, stakeholders are encouraged to subscribe here.
Please check back often to the new meeting registration page to learn about upcoming stakeholder meetings.
Dual Demo Milestones
November 17, 2014:
August 15, 2014:
September 13, 2013:
For additional information, please go to Dual Demo Historical Information.
For additional information, please go to ICSP Information.
State demonstrations for dual eligibles (general information on CMS website)
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