CMS approves Virginia dual-eligible demonstration

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Virginia is the sixth state to partner with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the Financial Alignment Demonstration to test a new capitated payment and integrated care model for patients enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced yesterday. Under the Commonwealth Coordinated Care initiative, Virginia and CMS will enter into a contract with health plans to coordinate the delivery of primary, preventive, acute, behavioral and long-term services and supports for more than 78,000 enrollees, including older adults and people with disabilities, who live in designated regions of the state. The initiative will begin in January and continue through 2017.

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