For dual-eligible special needs plans (D–SNPs) that assume clinical and financial responsibility for Medicare and Medicaid benefits, the Congress should:
- grant the Secretary authority to align the Medicare and Medicaid appeals and grievances processes;
- direct the Secretary to allow these D–SNPs to market the Medicare and Medicaid benefits they cover as a combined benefit package;
- direct the Secretary to allow these D–SNPs to use a single enrollment card that covers beneficiaries’ Medicare and Medicaid benefits; and
- direct the Secretary to develop a model D–SNP contract.