July 25, 2022
“Integrating Care In Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans: A Bigger Toolbox For States” published in Health Affairs Forefront by Sarah Barth, Executive Director of Altarum Medicare-Medicaid Services for States (AMMS) and Michael Monson outlines three key provisions that provide opportunities to states as they adapt to support meaningful dual integration and oversight of Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs).
Altarum Medicare-Medicaid Services for States (AMMS) 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.
Read the full article: Integrating Care In Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans: A Bigger Toolbox For States
This Thursday, join AMMS, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Center for Health Care Strategies, Arnold Ventures, , and the former state of Virginia Medicaid Director for a webinar on how the CMS recent CY 2023 MA and Part D Rule provides states with new tools to coordinate and integrate care for this population with Medicare Advantage Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNP). They will also discuss state capacity to take on dual integration and spotlight Virginia’s journey using innovative program approaches to advancing this important work. Register.
Executive Director, Medicare-Medicaid Services for StatesAreas of Expertise
Sarah leads Altarum Medicare-Medicaid Services for States (AMMS), a nonprofit organization that helps states create financially sustainable solutions to advance health, health equity, wellness, and independent living for dually eligible individuals. With over 25 years of experience in publicly financed healthcare, she brings national expertise around Medicare-Medicaid integration and long-term services and supports (LTSS) policy and program administration.
Sarah has worked extensively with states, CMS, providers, health plans, consumers, and advocacy organizations to design and implement Medicaid managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) programs and Medicare-Medicaid integration initiatives. Prior to Altarum, her positions included being a principal at Health Management Associates, director for Integrated Care and LTSS at Center for Health Care Strategies, LTSS bureau chief for New Mexico Human Services Department, and director of special projects at the Massachusetts Office of Medicaid.
Sarah has a law degree from Suffolk University Law School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
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