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Medicaid Advantage: A Medical Home for Dual-Eligibles
Turner and Helms argue that Medicaid needs a new program that can "integrate acute and long term care benefits for dual-eligible beneficiaries into a single program."
Our most vulnerable citizensthose dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaidoften fall into a fragmented care delivery system that perpetuates episodic rather than coordinated care. Patients may have difficulty accessing the medical care they need. And information about their care and their needs can be scattered among providers and facilities facing two different payment systems and sets of program rules.
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