Explores the Better Care Playbook's set of curated resources that can assist health plans, policymakers, and providers in understanding the evidence behind integrating care for individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.
Features a conversation with Heidi Bossley and Keziah Imbeah, authors of the recently published Measuring Complexity report, who share insights into the findings and considerations for the field in adopting a more standardized approach to complex care measurement.
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.
Features David Labby, MD, health strategy advisor for Health Share of Oregon, who provides insights on the recently released report on Camden Coalition's randomized controlled trial on the Camden Core Model.
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.
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.
Caroline Morgan Berchuck, MD, describes a promising new complex care hospitalist model that aims to address this fragmentation and support people with complex needs in realizing better health outcomes.
Dr. Neglia and The Holston Medical Group have established a unique program that cares for acutely ill patients in an ambulatory setting even though their illnesses would qualify for an inpatient hospitalization.
Andrew McClure of Senior Whole Health, a Magellan company, discusses his work around aligning quality measurement and improvement and offers insight on what drove the success of this partnership between medical group providers and this special needs health plan.
A new care delivery model of providing hospital-level services in the home (sometimes referred to as “home hospitalization” or “hospital at home”) has been launching with pilots at a number of health systems nationally.
The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly provides comprehensive, compassionate medical care and long-term services and supports to older adults with persistent complex needs who are eligible for nursing home care. Yet, PACE reaches less than two percent of those who could benefit from its services.
The program, known as Community Aging in Place — Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE), is a client-directed home-based intervention to increase mobility, functionality, and capacity to “age in place” for older adults.
Effective complex care means first understanding the individual and the challenges they face in their day-to-day lives. Here are two stories of patients in the CareMore Touch program for people with institutional special needs.
Four key interventions are essential to create an age-friendly system of care. If care providers consistently do these four things for every older adult, every time, across care settings, we believe we will save lives and avoid harm.