In late July, data from CMS suggested that dual-eligible patients—beneficiaries eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid—had among the highest COVID-related infection and hospitalization rates. Commonwealth Care Alliance in Massachusetts focuses on serving this high-risk population, with nearly 40,000 members in its health plan. The alliance also provides direct patient care at two clinics and through in-home and telehealth visits. President and CEO Chris Palmieri talked with Modern Healthcare Managing Editor Matthew Weinstock about caring for this vulnerable population.
Look for next week's installment of The Check Up with Benjamin Breier, president and CEO of Kindred Healthcare.