Commonwealth Coordinated Care is a new initiative to coordinate care for individuals who are currently served by both Medicare and Medicaid and meet certain eligibility requirements. It is an important component of the Virginia Medicaid innovation agenda, and it is one example of the national movement toward more integrated systems of care for Medicare and Medicaid enrollees. According to the DMAS website:
The program is designed to be Virginia’s single program to coordinate delivery of primary, preventive, acute, behavioral, and long-term services and supports. In this way, the individual receives high quality, person centered care that is focused on their needs and preferences.
The goals of this initiative include: improved quality and health outcomes, streamlined Medicare and Medicaid requirements, increased accountability, reduced burden for enrollees and providers, providing care in each individual’s setting of choice, and reduced avoidable services. Supplementary benefits will include care coordination, interdisciplinary care teams, and person-centered care plans.