Physical therapists who work with patients who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid now have a tool that could help them navigate through some the complexities of dual eligibility, thanks to a guide jointly created by Medicaid and Medicare commissions.
Though it may not have the most exciting title, the Beneficiaries Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid data book (.pdf) could prove to be a useful read for providers treating individuals in this special category. Individuals who are dually eligible tend to have multiple chronic conditions and difficulties with activities of daily living that can complicate the coordination of care.
The joint analysis was created by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), and is available at both agencies' websites.
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