Managed Care Can Improve Health and Reduce Spending for Medicaid Beneficiaries Who Are Elderly or Living With Disabilities

November 29, 2021 | 3 min Read

Medicaid beneficiaries who are elderly or living with disabilities benefit from ongoing monitoring and care coordination.

However, states have been slow to transition these complex, high-need individuals from fee-for-service to managed care.

The Numbers That Matter

Managed Care Can Also Help:

Coordinate care for individuals.
Reduce avoidable hospital admissions and readmissions.
Provide individuals with long-term support services.
Lower Medicaid and Medicare spending.

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7.5 million people served by Medicaid programs in 31 states and the District of Columbia, including:


375,000 individuals in 22 states who are age 65 or older or living with disabilities.



1.2 million people in Dual Special Needs Plans in 37 states and the District of Columbia.

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