Shares a diverse set of recent resources for health care organizations interested in developing or expanding community health worker programs.
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.
Highlights how the Commonwealth Fund's social determinants of health ROI calculator can help community-based organizations and health system partners integrate nonmedical services in a financially sustainable way.
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.
Highlights opportunities for providers to implement medications for addiction treatment programs during COVID-19.
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.
Details the proactive approach of Cambridge Health Alliance, a public ambulatory care and hospital system in the Boston area, to initiate goals of care conversations with high-risk patients in their respiratory clinic.
David Labby, MD, 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.
Explores opportunities for Medicare Advantage 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.
Melanie Bella, former director of the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, explores implications of COVID-19 to influence the future landscape for integrating Medicare and Medicaid services.