This reference guide summarizes a set of curated resources to help key stakeholders better understand both the needs of the dually eligible population and emerging evidence and practical approaches for advancing Medicare-Medicaid integration.
Highlights experiences from the Center to Advance Palliative Care’s Medicare Advantage and ACO Learning Communities with strategies for improving serious illness care, as well as resources that health plans and ACOs can use to drive better value and improve the quality of life for those living with serious illness.
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.
Explored innovative integrated health plan approaches to improve care transitions. Health plans featured in the webinar participate in Promoting Integrated Care for Dual Eligibles (PRIDE), a project to advance health plan strategies for providing high-quality care for dually eligible beneficiaries.
Christine Schaeffer, MD, medical director of Northwestern Medicine Transitional Care Clinic, describes the core components of its transitional care program. She also shares important considerations for health systems interested in implementing person-centered transitional care.