Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Approximately 8 percent of individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid under the age of 65 have an intellectual disability or related condition.[1] Providers and health plans are increasingly using personalized approaches in a managed long-term services and supports (LTSS) environment to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in achieving their individual goals. Resources for Integrated Care features resources to help providers and health plans collaborate more effectively, enhance their knowledge of health and support needs, and improve the coordination of services and supports to people with I/DD. The resources focus on the following topics:

  • Aging and I/DD
  • Pain in People with I/DD
  • Pharmacology and People with Developmental Disabilities

We also offer the My Health, My Life Toolkit for individuals with I/DD, their family members or guardians, and their provider support team. The purpose of the My Health, My Life Toolkit is to improve communication when the individual enters and leaves a care setting and to build or strengthen relationships between medical providers, the individual, and their family members or guardians.

For additional resources to support the coordination of services for beneficiaries in their home or community, please visit the Long-Term Services and Supports page.

[1] Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission. (2018). Data Book. Beneficiaries Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Retrieved from: