In January, nearly 64,000 people enrolled in Cal MediConnect, California’s demonstration integrating services for people who have both Medicare and Medi-Cal. This fact sheet provides a program update since August 2014.
On January 22, The SCAN Foundation along with Avalere Health held a webinar on the report and issue briefs exploring the use of non-medical data to better coordinate care for high risk Medicare beneficiaries.
This fact sheet summarizes the key initiatives and program adjustments in California’s proposed 2015-16 budget that impact the state’s older adults and people with disabilities.
Last month, California entered another two-year legislative cycle, with almost 40 new lawmakers arriving in Sacramento ready to tackle pressing issues facing our state. As the state’s population over the age of 65 continues to grow, the beginning of a new legislative session is a timely reminder of the need to transform our long-term services and supports system.
Developing a vision and strategy for the transformation of our system of long-term services and supports (LTSS) is imperative to better meet the current and future needs of older adults. Since 1961, the White House has held a Conference on Aging every decade to elevate issues facing older Americans and generate policy ideas to help improve the aging experience.
Stratifying Medicare-Medicaid enrollees by their level of need may help states and health plans prioritize and promptly address the care management needs of these individuals in order to ensure high-quality, timely care. This brief from the Center for Health Care Strategies describes how three states - California, Ohio, and Virginia - are accomplishing this work.