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The Cost and Quality Implications of Dual Use of VA and Medicare Health Services


by David Atkins, MD, MPH ; Duane Flemming, PMP ; Steven Pizer, PhD
Seminar date: 7/11/2013

Description: This Cyberseminar will provide a basic overview of the scope of dual use of VA and Medicare services. First, we will review the basic facts about dual use. Next, we will consider some recent research on the effects of dual use on cost and quality of care for Veterans and the VA. Finally, we will discuss the implications for VA policy and some recent VA initiatives that address them. The target audience for this session: This basic introduction will be suitable for clinicians, researchers, and managers.

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