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Jose Francisco Figueroa, MD, MPH│Health Policy and CHIBE Research Seminar

May 23, 2024

| 12:00 pm ‐ 1:00 pm | Hybrid
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Blockley Hall
1104 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Event Description

Attendees may attend virtually. Zoom link here.

“Plight of the Dual-Eligible Medicare & Medicaid Beneficiaries: Consequences of a Broken System.”

About 12.5 million people in the US are eligible for both the Medicare and Medicaid programs (“dual eligibles”), and they have complex medical and social needs. This presentation will review the state of health care and coverage for dual eligibles, and it will provide an overview of the evidence on financially integrated care models and their impact on costs, quality, and health outcomes. It will also present evidence—and potential policy solutions—on emerging threats that are compromising national and state efforts to better integrate care for dual eligibles.

Jose F. Figueroa, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS). He is also a practicing Internist and Associate Physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he serves as the Faculty Director of the BWH Medicine Residency Management & Leadership Pathway. Dr. Figueroa received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and his M.P.H. from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His main research interests focus on understanding the drivers of health care spending and poor clinical outcomes among older, vulnerable populations with complex needs. To date, this has included work on racial and ethnic minorities, older adults with frailty, people with disabilities, and people with serious mental illness. His research also focuses on evaluating how policy interventions and payment reform aimed at improving quality of care and controlling costs are working, and in particular, how they affect safety-net providers and hospitals.


CHIBE, Health Policy