Individuals who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid had lower scores on many clinical care measures than their counterparts only eligible for Medicare, a report from CMS found.
The report, published May 23, compared outcomes on 36 clinical care measures based on dual-eligibility and disability status.
Individuals who were both dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid and had disabilities were most likely to have below-average ratings on the measures.
According to the report, dually eligible individuals were less likely to receive cancer screenings, mental healthcare and proper medication management.
More research is needed to determine the cause of the disparities between dual-eligible and non-dual eligible beneficiaries, and Medicare beneficiaries with disabilities and those without, the report concluded.
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