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North Carolina Medicare-Medicaid Integration: Advancing Whole-Person Care


Drs. Brystana Kaufman & Sandra Yankah, and Montgomery Smith, MPH

North Carolina is in the midst of a major shift from fee-for-service to Medicaid managed care and other value-based care transformation efforts. The Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, with support from Arnold Ventures, has developed potential options for Medicare-Medicaid integration in the state. The panel will present recommendations to support beneficiary-centered Medicare-Medicaid integration in NC and supporting evidence from a 21-month, multi-component project synthesizing quantitative findings from linked Medicare and Medicaid claims data and qualitative themes from interviews with more than 60 participants. They will also discuss challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned from Medicare-Medicaid integration efforts as well as next steps to motivate progress towards integration nationally. Where: Zoom Meeting ID: 920 4547 7540 Passcode: 112233 About Our Speakers Brystana Kaufman, MSPH, PhD, is a health services researcher at Duke and Durham VA focused on improving the value of care for older adults, particularly those with complex care needs Sandra E. Yankah, PhD, is a postdoctoral researcher at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy. Within this role, she lends her expertise to projects focused on social determinants of health (SDOH), health equity, and value-based care. Dr. Yankah brings her background and extensive experience in social drivers of health outcomes, dissemination and implementation science, and health services research. Montgomery Smith, MPH, is a Policy Analyst on the Health Care Transformation team working in the Center's Washington, DC office. Her work focuses on value-based payment, state health policy, and innovations to advance care for aging populations.


Research, Social Sciences