Virginia to Launch 4-Year Managed Care Program for Dual Eligibles

Virginia has received federal approval for a four-year managed care program for 78,000 dual eligibles that could save the state tens of millions of dollars by 2015, according to a report by the Washington Post.

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) backed the Commonwealth Coordinated Care program as a condition for his support for expanding Medicaid. When the program goes live Jan. 1, it is expected to save the state $11 million in its first six months through improved management of agencies that administer Medicare and Medicaid for dual eligibles.  

Officials estimate the program will save an additional $22.6 million in fiscal year 2015, which begins July 1, 2014.

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