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A: The time frame to begin implementation of the new initiative is July-October, 2013.
Q: Will the current nursing home population be included in the duals program?
A: The State continues to research all options before making a final determination on inclusion of the nursing home population. However, it is not anticipated individuals enrolled in a long term care stay at the time of open enrollment for the duals program, would be eligible for the program.
Q: What is the State’s current thinking about program design?
A: The State continues to research all options before making a final determination on program design. However, a risk-based managed care design, that would be inclusive of long term care services, is anticipated.
Q: Will there be some form of case coordination/management?
A: Yes, a robust care coordination or case management component will be a fundamental part of the program. The State continues to gather input from various agencies, external stakeholders, and members to understand better what the care coordination component will entail.
Q: Will this be a statewide initiative?
A: The State continues to gather data and consult with stakeholders and members to make a final decision whether to implement the program state-wide, to pilot the program in select areas, and/or to phase-in the program regionally over time.
Q: Will this new program impact the population currently served in the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver program?
A: At this time, it is not anticipated this program will impact individuals currently being served under HCBS waivers.
Q: Has the State considered the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the duals program?
A: The State is evaluating the impact ACA may have on the duals program and will work to ensure that ACA requirements are considered in the program’s design.
Q: Will there be an option for dually-eligible members to opt-out of the program?
A: Yes, members will have the opportunity to opt-out of the program.
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