State Advocate Experiences and Engagement in Duals Integration

(March 9, 2012 Webinar)

Approximately 9 million low-income seniors and individual with disabilities are enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid (often referred to as “duals”).  At least 37 states and the District of Columbia are pursuing efforts to better coordinate care and potentially lower cost for this population, including 15 states which were awarded design contracts.  Meaningful stakeholder engagement from aging and disability advocates is essential to the success of duals integration efforts.

This webinar will highlight the experiences of advocates in two states that are among the first to move forward: Massachusetts and California.  Advocates will share insights, strategies and examples of their focused advocacy in such key areas as enrollment and consumer choice, network adequacy, accessibility, care coordination, oversight and monitoring, appeals and grievances, and access to home and community-based services.

Bill Henning, Boston Center for Independent Living
Dennis Heaphy, Disability Policy Consortium –Massachusetts
Deborah Doctor, Disability Rights California
Laurel Mildred, California Foundation for Independent Living Centers
Karen Keeslar, California Association of Public Authorities

This webinar is being hosted by the Friday Morning Collaborative, a coalition of national aging and disability organizations working together to advance home and community-based services and supports, with support from The SCAN Foundation.

Space is limited, so please register early and share lines when possible.  The webinar will also be recorded and made available for viewing following the event. To register, please go to the following link:


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