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A Surprising Trend Among Medicare Advantage Plans

From continued enrollment growth to expanded flexibility to offer non-medical supplemental benefits, Medicare Advantage plans are playing an increasingly important role in the lives of older adults.

Special Needs Plans: A Primer on I-SNPs

Provides an overview on Special Needs Plans (SNPs), a type of Medicare Advantage plan for individuals with special needs, the types of SNPs serving different populations, and how SNPs serving institutionalized individuals are unique.

Primary Care Transformation: No Longer a Task of One

Primary care initiatives have shown that enhancing primary care can coordinate service delivery to the benefit of both patients and clinicians. In Medicare ACOs, primary care transformation has been foundational for shifting to a team-based approach that reaps benefits for everyone involved.

Is the Bright Line Between Acute and Non-acute Care Fading?

The "winners" in population health management will be the health plans and providers that figure out how to identify individuals with activities of daily living impairment and address their needs with comprehensive care management and targeted non-medical services.

Senior Living 101: A Primer on Senior Living

As ACOs and MCOs develop value-based strategies for managing a complex care population, they should get to know the organizations in their market that offer housing and services aimed at this population.

Striving for Person-Centered Care

Describes a series of video modules for health system leaders and clinicians that aims to reinvigorate the idea of person-centered care for those with complex health, social, and functional needs.

Is Co-Design the Key to Successful Complex Care Management?

What typically happens when a clinician meets a patient with complex care needs? Co-designing care is especially important when the care is for people with complex needs. Here are some tips for co-designing complex care management.

A Path Forward for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees

Nearly 12 million individuals are enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid. This “dually eligible” population face significant challenges in receiving well-coordinated care that is aligned with their needs.

The Transformation of Chronic Illness Care

Describes the implications of Title III of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which containes a series of landmark provisions for advancing the integration of Medicare and Medicaid and for improving care for persons with complex chronic conditions.