Using authority in the Affordable Care Act, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has launcheddemonstrations that seek to improve care and control costs for people who are dually eligible for Medicare andMedicaid. Nearly 355,000 beneficiaries in nine states are enrolled in these demonstrations as of June, 2015. Implemented beginning in July 2013, the demonstrations are changing the care delivery systems through whichbeneficiaries receive medical and long-term care services and the financing arrangements among CMS, the states, and providers. The demonstrations initially were approved for three years, but in July, 2015, CMS announced that states may extend their demonstrations for an additional two years.
– The Kaiser Family Foundation