The Minnesota Senior Health Options program: an early effort at integrating care for the dually eligible.

@article{Kane2001TheMS,
  title={The Minnesota Senior Health Options program: an early effort at integrating care for the dually eligible.},
  author={Robert L. Kane and Anita Weiner and Patricia Homyak and Boris Bershadsky},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2001},
  volume={56 9},
  pages={M559-66}
}
BACKGROUND Duplication of funding and resultant inefficiencies have prompted active consideration of pooling the funding for persons covered by both Medicare and Medicaid into a single managed care program. This study reports the initial results of the first such program. METHODS A sample of enrollees in Minnesota Senior Health Options (MSHO) and two sets of controls (within the same catchment area and outside it) as well as their families were interviewed to assess their functional status… CONTINUE READING

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