Full Benefit Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees--previously known as dual-eligible beneficiaries--comprise many of the poorest and sickest people and account for a disproportionate share of Medicare and Medicaid spending.
Patients who repeatedly visit emergency departments often have an underlying mental illness.The Colorado Springs Gazette recently looked at efforts to address this issue by improving care coordination and integrating behavioral health into primary care.
As discussed in past issues, Colorado's Medicaid Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) is a central part of Medicaid reform, and Rocky Mountain Health Plans serves as the Regional Care Collaborative Organization (RCCO) for Region 1. The ACC program has four performance metrics:
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