August 22, 2012 Webinar.
Twenty-six states have submitted proposals to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to integrate the delivery and financing of services for people that qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid (dual eligibles). CMS is in the process of reviewing and discussing these proposals with states now. We expect some proposals to be approved this Summer/Fall with implementation begining in 2013.
This webinar will provide a general overview of the 26 state proposals that have been submitted to CMS. Beneficiary advocates will discuss common areas of promise and concern and report on the latest developments in Washington DC. Information will also be provided on the likely next steps for the demonstrations as well as ideas for how aging and disability advocates can engage with their states as approved proposals move towards implementation.
Kevin Prindiville, National Senior Citizens Law Center
Fay Gordon, National Senior Citizens Law Center
Brenda Sulick, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
Jennifer Dexter, Easter Seals