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.
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.
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 analysis compared Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollees’ demographic, socioeconomic, and clinical characteristics plus health care utilization, spending, and quality of care in 2012 and 2015, and...
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.
Palliative care improves quality of life for both the patient and the family. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage of illness, and it can be provided along with curative treatment. Palliative...
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.
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.
In this blog post, Melanie Bella, MBA, chief of new business and policy at Cityblock Health and former director of the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, explores implications of the current moment to influence the future landscape for integrating Medicare and Medicaid services.