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Re-presenting: Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans—What Advocates Need to Know

March 14, 2022

The webinar took place on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET.

Due to popular demand, we re-presented this webinar from last month in order to accommodate those who couldn’t attend. There was a live ASL interpreter on this webinar.

Almost three million individuals eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid (dual eligibles) are enrolled in Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs) and that enrollment is expected to rapidly rise. Increasingly, states are focusing on D-SNPs as a primary vehicle for integrating care and improving coordination of services for their dual eligible populations. Yet many advocates know little about what D-SNPs are, what makes them unique, and how they operate.

Join Justice in Aging for this webinar. We will:

  • Explain the basics of D-SNPs—what they are, their structure, and how they are regulated
  • Identify specific areas where advocates can engage with their states to ensure that D-SNPs work effectively to coordinate care and benefits for dual eligibles
  • Present strategies for centering equity in the design of D-SNPs
  • Summarize changes that CMS is proposing in D-SNP regulation

Who Should Attend: State-based advocates working with older adults and people with disabilities enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid.


Georgia Burke, Directing Attorney

Tiffany Huyenh-Cho, Senior Staff Attorney

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