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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.
On December 19, 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 provide meeting dates, demonstration updates, and other information that relates to the Dual Demo.
To receive the Dual Demo News, stakeholders can subscribe here. A stakeholder’s e-mail address will be used only to deliver the messages originating from Special Needs Purchasing staff regarding the Dual Demo.
The next stakeholder meeting is scheduled for January 15, 2015 and stakeholders are encouraged to register using the new meeting registration system.
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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