6 Key Characteristics of Dual Eligibles
Healthcare Performance Benchmarks
February 5, 2014Vol. IV Issue 5

6 Key Characteristics
of Dual Eligibles

6 Key Characteristics of Dual Eligibles This Week's Challenge: One of the top characteristics of the dual eligible population is the presence of chronic conditions, say nearly 78 percent of healthcare companies who responded to HIN's survey on care coordination of duals. We wanted to see which other characteristics define this population.

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What We Learned: HIN's care coordination of dual eligibles survey captured how 72 healthcare organizations manage the care of Medicare-Medicaid beneficiaries, including how duals are stratified into care coordination, the greatest administrative challenge of coordinating care for duals, the most effective tool, workflow or process implemented to improve the care of dual eligibles; and much more. According to survey respondents, the top six characteristics of the duals population are:

  • Chronic conditions: 77.4 percent

  • Low-income: 74.2 percent

  • Difficulties with activities of daily living (ADLs): 58.1 percent

  • Behavioral health conditions: 54.8 percent

  • Functional impairment: 54.8 percent

  • Frailty: 54.8 percent

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© 2014 Healthcare Performance Benchmarks by Healthcare Intelligence Network.
Editor: Jessica Fornarotto, jfornarotto@hin.com;
Publisher: Melanie Matthews, mmatthews@hin.com

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