California maintained its rank at No. 9, but it must do more to keep up with the growth of the older adult population. This brief highlights trends in California’s performance and opportunities to improve its rate of progress.
Californians with Medicare and Medi-Cal face many options when exploring how to get the health care and long-term services and supports they need. This brief begins to outline the range of available options.
This policy brief provides an overview of the various types of quality measures and how they are created, why quality measures matter when caring for adults with complex care needs in integrated systems, and how stakeholders can influence the quality measure development process.
Adults with complex care needs are currently often served by a number of providers and systems that do not talk to each other or coordinate efforts, making it difficult for individuals to receive high-quality care. Efforts to transform delivery systems and associated quality measurements for this vulnerable population are also fragmented. The SCAN Foundation convened a working group to develop consensus on the Essential Attributes of a high-quality system of care that supports system transformation and evaluation. This full report includes the abbreviated literature review of existing frameworks.
A working group developed a goal statement and four Essential Attributes of a high-quality system of care that supports system transformation and evaluation, and is from the vantage point of adults with complex care needs. This primer document describes the Essential Attributes of this system and the core elements detailing how delivery systems should function to meet the goal, and key definitions of concepts. Collectively, they represent the milestones that, when regularly monitored and measured, can track progress toward the goal.
Person-centered care works for older adults with chronic health conditions and daily living needs, but how does it apply to health care organizations? Is it financially sustainable? Is there a return on investment? This report, complemented by an issue brief – Person-Centered Care: In Today’s Health Care Environment, the Business Case Is Stronger than Ever – shows how person-centered care can result in fewer hospitalizations and emergency room visits while increasing one’s quality of life.