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...
A majority of mature accountable care organizations (ACOs) segment their high-need, high-cost (HNHC) population into smaller subgroups to better identify those with similar needs, employing a range of...
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...
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...
This resource describes a new model that moves high-need patients out of the emergency department and into a network of social supports. Regional One Health, a large health system in Tennessee, has...
This resource describes the Great Plains Senior Services Collaborative, an initiative to improve health and quality of life for rural seniors. Populations of rural seniors face significant challenges...
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...