Managing Long Term Care in Dual Eligible Populations
July 17, 2012
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6 things every health plan must address
Presented by Univita Health
A dramatic market shift is underway as CMS and individual states turn to health plans to provide comprehensive care and support for dual eligibles - the nearly 10 million people who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid. This population has very unique needs, and none are more challenging than their particularly high use of both long term care services and medical care. As health plans develop programs targeted at dual eligibles, they need to build out knowledge and skills in the long term care market.
This webinar will address the following six issues:
- Identifying, understanding and classifying the functional needs of patients and how deficits in ADLs and IADLs impact health care costs.
- The differences between – and how to successfully merge – functional and medical plans of care.
- The crucial impact of cognitive loss on long term care needs and medical care utilization.
- Understanding long term care services and support and how to work with providers to improve care and medical compliance, while lowering costs.
- Identifying and determining the most appropriate levels and settings of care, while maximizing continuity and minimizing transitions.
- The critical role of caregiver support in improving the care and health care utilization of both care recipients and caregivers.
Univita is one of the nation’s largest managers of long term care services, complex care for chronically ill individuals and provider of home-based clinical care. The company has a unique perspective on how to integrate health care and long term care services to maximize patient independence and lower overall health care costs.
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