Resources

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...
Two notable randomized controlled trials of complex care management programs released earlier this year are spurring valuable discussions across the complex care field. The studies — based on...
Across the health care field, there is increasing recognition that in order to improve outcomes for patients with complex needs, health systems must understand the priorities of the communities they...
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...
Improving transitions between care settings is critical to achieving positive health outcomes and enhanced quality of life, particularly for dually eligible beneficiaries navigating fragmented...
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...
It is widely recognized that good outcomes for patients with complex care needs are achievable when health care providers work locally and in tandem with community, government, and other partners...
Family caregivers play a foundational role in the care of older adults with complex needs and disabilities from both a health care and economic standpoint. As the “baby boom” population ages, the need...
This resource analyzes preventable ED visits and identifies mechanisms for preventing them. To identify opportunities to prevent ED visits, Premier, a health care improvement company, analyzed nearly...
This resource builds on the seminal Home Alone study, the first national examination at how family caregivers manage medical and nursing tasks. Major findings of this new study include: Today’s...
This resource describes four care management models that ACOs are using for individuals with complex needs. Care management programs can involve creating patient care plans, coordinating care across...
This resource describes the findings from a symposium called “The Dual Imperative: What’s Next for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees,” which brought together policymakers, consumers, advocates, researchers...