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Minnesota’s Demonstration to Integrate Care for Dual Eligibles
DHS and the Centers for Medicare & 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 (MSHO) program. The demonstration is also referred to as the “Dual Demo.”
The Dual Demo began on Sept. 13, 2013, and continues until Dec. 31, 2016. It is designed to do the following:
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 such as the Dual Demo and get input from clients, stakeholders and other interested parties.
Save the Date! Stakeholder Conference: Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, “Managed Care Programs for Seniors and People with Disabilities”. Stakeholders of the MSHO, MSC+, and SNBC programs are invited to attend.
Location: Radisson Blu - Mall of America in Bloomington, MN
Registration: Registration opens July 6, 2015, at Special Needs Purchasing Meeting Registration.
Refreshments and lunch:
Dual Demo News Updates
In December of 2014, the Dual Demo launched the first Dual Demo News update via a new email subscription service. By subscribing here, stakeholders receive a one way email notification from this email address: DHS.SNP.Stakeholders@state.mn.us. We use this email to provide updates related to the Dual Demo, other demonstrations and upcoming meetings within Special Needs Purchasing.
New Online Stakeholder Meeting Registration System
Check back often to the new online meeting registration page to learn about upcoming stakeholder meetings and conferences.
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)
For more information, contact:
Sue Kvendru, Project Co-Director, Dual Demo Policy and Seniors MLTSS Programs Team Lead
Deb Maruska, Project Co-Director, Grant/Data Management/Disability Programs Team Lead
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