Resources

Health care organizations are increasingly partnering with Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) to provide social needs support for older adults in the community who are identified with high health risks...
To improve health outcomes and reduce health care costs and utilization for people with complex needs, it is important to understand the underlying social and behavioral issues that may be driving...
Engaging patients in shared decision-making requires providers to integrate patient-identified goals into patient-provider communications. This qualitative study explored how high-need, high-cost...
Many older adults experience loneliness, which can lead to harmful impacts on mental as well as physical health. This literature review evaluated the effectiveness of published studies of...
Many older adults in the United States experience social isolation and loneliness, which are associated with increased risks for premature mortality, dementia, and other poor health outcomes. Since...
The causes of social isolation and loneliness in older adults, including their health, income, and place of residence, may impede their ability to participate in community-based social activities...
High-need, high-cost Medicaid patients enrolled in a 12-month complex care management program at CareMore Health in Memphis, Tennessee experienced reductions of 59 percent in inpatient utilization and...
A randomized controlled trial found that the “Camden Core Model,” a short-term care management program for individuals with complex health and social needs and multiple recent hospital admissions, did...
How can health care systems across the nation effectively address social needs? An expert committee created by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) sought to address...
Approximately one in three Medicare beneficiaries is enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan, and more than one third of these MA enrollees are classified as high need based on their chronic...
While Medicare Advantage (MA) plans have new flexibility to target and cover supplemental benefits that address health-related social needs, few plans provided these types of benefits in 2019...
This resource describes a quasi-experimental study evaluating the effect of a transitional care program that involved rapid primary care follow-up for Medicaid and Medicare patients with complex needs...