Senators Press CMS on Game Plan for Dual Eligibles’ Care
On Wednesday, lawmakers on the Senate Finance Committee questioned a CMS official about how the federal government plans to improve care coordination and address the rising costs of care for U.S. residents who are eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare. Melanie Bella, director of the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office, said the office needs more time to develop such plans. Some panel members expressed skepticism about Bella's request for more time to develop the plans, saying that the office's efforts are just the latest in a series of limited attempts to address the issue.
- "Administration Official Says More Time Needed on Dual Eligibles" (Daly, Modern Healthcare, 9/21).