The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has endured its share of controversy, facing both legal challenges and implementation difficulties. Even with these struggles, the ACA has created landmark improvements to our health care delivery system. Before the ACA, many Americans lacked access to affordable health insurance; today, over 16 million previously uninsured Americans have coverage.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law on March 23, 2010, created landmark opportunities to transform our nation’s health care delivery system. Recognizing that health care and social issues impact a person’s health outcomes and wellbeing, key elements of the ACA sought to change the care delivery and LTSS landscape in an effort to help people access the right services and supports to meet their individualized needs.
Person-centered care is an approach to health care and supportive services in which care is directed by the individual needing care and allows him or her to identify their goals, preferences, and desired outcomes in an effort to improve their overall quality of life. However, there is no single approach to providing person-centered care. As government agencies and health care providers work to design and integrate person-centered care into long-term care planning, understanding older adults’ attitudes toward different approaches is important for developing and communicating these concepts.
With funding from the Foundation, PBS NextAvenue has created a line of free e-books that can be downloaded via Amazon.com.
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.