Making Lemonade from a Very Sour Lemon: Capitalizing on Regulatory Flexibilities Born from the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
This blog post highlights opportunities for long-term care providers to leverage federal and state flexibilities to adopt new ways of delivering services to older adults and people with complex needs, as well as addressing barriers to care created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This blog post highlights how this ROI calculator can help community-based organizations and health system partners integrate nonmedical services in a financially sustainable way.
Improving Care for High-Need, High-Cost Patients: The View from a Community Health Worker and a Social Worker
In this blog post, a community health worker and social worker from CareMore Health share their perspective on the importance of their roles in lowering costs and improving outcomes for high-need patients.
This blog post highlights opportunities for providers to implement medications for addiction treatment programs during COVID-19.
Play: Implementing a Harm Reduction Approach to Medications for Addiction Treatment in Outpatient Settings
Medications for addiction treatment (MAT) is an effective tool for the treatment of opioid use disorder. MAT providers are increasingly embracing harm reduction strategies in their clinical practice in order to expand access to MAT and further improve patients’ quality of life. Harm reduction is a set of principles and strategies that seek to minimize the risks associated with drug use, including: Health and dignity of people who use drugs. Participant-centered services. Participant involvement in the programs and policies that serve the community. Participant autonomy. Consideration of...
This blog post describes how two health plans — Anthem, Inc. and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield —organizations introduced a palliative care measure into their hospital value-based payment programs, which has led to significant improvements in access to palliative care for their seriously ill members.
In this blog post, Cambridge Health Alliance, a public ambulatory care and hospital system in the Boston area, details their proactive approach to initiating goals of care conversations with high-risk patients in their respiratory clinic.
This blog post by David Labby, MD, PhD, health strategy advisor at Health Share of Oregon, outlines how the COVID-19 response presents key opportunities for health systems to build new relationships and approaches needed for a recovery-oriented approach to complex care.
Medicare Advantage Plans have a Unique Opportunity to Provide Needed Non-Medical, Health-Related Services During COVID-19
This blog post highlights opportunities for MA plans to provide non-medical supplemental benefits during COVID-19 — including in-home supports, meal and grocery deliveries, home modifications, and transitional supports — to help Medicare beneficiaries shelter at home.