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Proposal to Integrate Care for Dual Medicaid/Medicare Members

Wisconsin is one of fifteen states that received a demonstration grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop a care coordination and funding model to integrate the care of persons dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Awarded by the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office ("Office of the Duals"), Wisconsin's demonstration project is called Virtual PACE.

Virtual PACE Proposal to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) - April 26, 2012

DHS has submitted to CMS a proposal called Virtual PACE. In 2011, Wisconsin received a grant from CMS to develop a model program design that would improve the coordination and cost effectiveness of care for individuals eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.

Governor’s Letter of Support (PDF, 59 KB) 
Read the Virtual PACE Proposal
(PDF, 2 MB) 

Public Comments on Draft Proposal

DHS issued a draft proposal on March 16th, 2012 for public comment. The Department collected public comments through online responses, written submissions and town hall forums. The comments DHS received during the 30-day public comment period can be viewed by following the links below, which categorize comments by type of stakeholder.

Draft Proposal
Virtual PACE Demonstration Draft Proposal for Public Comment - March 16, 2012 (PDF, 360 KB)
DHS announced the release of a draft proposal for the provision of integrated care to people who are eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. The proposal was issued on March 16th, 2012 for public review. The input received during the review period guided the Department's development of the final proposal submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Last Revised: November 14, 2012