Coordinated Medicare-Medicaid care may promote billions of savings

09/21/2011 | Kaiser Health News

Requiring people who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid to enroll in a team-based coordinated care program may help the federal government save up to $125 billion over 10 years and help boost health care quality, according to report funded by the America's Health Insurance Plans. Using team-based care to help manage chronic diseases among dual-eligibles proved to be effective in reducing hospitalizations, readmissions and nursing home admissions, said study author Kenneth Thorpe.

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