Helping States Build Better Programs for Dually Eligible Individuals
Strategy and Program Design • Administration and Operations • Communications
Altarum Medicare-Medicaid Services for States (AMMS) is a nonprofit organization that helps states create financially sustainable solutions to advance health, health equity, wellness, and independent living for dually eligible individuals. We enhance state capacity by providing exceptional national expertise around dual eligible and long-term services and supports (LTSS) policy and program administration. Our state-specific, data-driven approaches improve health equity and outcomes while efficiently managing Medicaid dollars.
Opportunities to Improve Individuals’ Experiences and Maximize Public Funding
AMMS partners with states to tailor solutions to the unique characteristics, needs, and preferences of their dually eligible populations. We understand that these populations are diverse in race, ethnicity, age, gender, disability, cognitive ability, physical and behavioral health status, and social circumstances which may require varied program approaches. Most access care and supports that are fragmented across the Medicare and Medicaid programs. There is a significant opportunity to enhance and better align these programs to improve individuals’ experiences, outcomes, and quality of life. States also have an opportunity to address the cost-shifting that occurs between the two programs and develop efforts to maximize Medicare service coverage.