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More than one-third of Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan, and many high-need MA enrollees may benefit from new flexibilities for plans to provide supplemental...
People with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) — traumatic occurrences such as physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, neglect, or household dysfunction — are more likely to have physical and...
Trauma-informed approaches within primary care can support more effective care for individuals with a history of trauma, improve patient outcomes, and increase staff satisfaction. This change package...
More than one-third of Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan, which include standard MA plans as well as Special Needs Plans (SNPs) that provide tailored benefits to...
Many people with advanced illness experience trauma, including trauma associated with their diagnoses, and trauma-related symptoms can complicate their care. This article examines principles of trauma...
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) was an early adopter for telehealth, and in 2017, developed the Veterans Video Connect platform that is being widely used in the current pandemic. As...
Individuals with complex health and social needs often have a history of exposure to traumatic events such as abuse, neglect, discrimination, and violence. Exposure to trauma can have lasting adverse effects on mental, physical, social, and/or emotional well-being, leading to greater incidence of health-risk behaviors, chronic conditions, and poor health outcomes. Trauma-informed care, a person-centered approach to health care, acknowledges that providers should have a more holistic picture of patients’ life situations to provide quality care. Adopting a trauma-informed approach to care has...
This blog post highlights PACE programs’ efforts to redesign care during the COVID-19 pandemic and presents policy options that may help to expand access to the programs in the future.
Medicare Advantage (MA) plans have grown rapidly in recent years, potentially causing a “spillover” effect that impacts the cost efficiency and quality of care provided to individuals enrolled in fee...
Care transition interventions can be difficult to successfully implement, but using an evidence-based framework to incorporate stakeholder feedback can help identify barriers to effectiveness...
Complex care management programs implemented by Next Generation Accountable Care Organizations (NGACOs) have shown some success in recent years, but there have been few examples of programs...
To improve the quality and value of care and target interventions most effectively, it is important to understand the distinction between individuals with complex health and social needs who have...