Among dual eligibles, identifying the highest-cost individuals could help in crafting more targeted and effective responses.

@article{Coughlin2012AmongDE,
  title={Among dual eligibles, identifying the highest-cost individuals could help in crafting more targeted and effective responses.},
  author={Teresa A. Coughlin and Timothy A. Waidmann and Lokendra Phadera},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2012},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={1083-91}
}
The nearly nine million people who receive Medicare and Medicaid benefits, known as dual eligibles, constitute one of the nation's most vulnerable and costly populations. Several initiatives authorized by the Affordable Care Act are intended to improve the health care delivered to dual eligibles and, at the same time, to achieve greater control of spending growth for the two government programs. We examined the 2007 costs and service use associated with dual eligibles. Although the population… CONTINUE READING
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