Publications

Posted August 25, 2016

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.

Dual Eligibles | Person-Centered Care | Care Coordination | Caregiving
Posted August 15, 2016

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.

Dual Eligibles | Person-Centered Care | Care Coordination | Caregiving
Posted August 15, 2016

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.

Dual Eligibles | Person-Centered Care | Care Coordination | Caregiving
Posted June 20, 2016

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. 

Person-Centered Care | Business Acumen
Posted June 20, 2016

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 issue brief, based on a full report – Person-Centered Care: The Business Case – shows how person-centered care can result in fewer hospitalizations and emergency room visits while increasing one’s quality of life. 

Person-Centered Care | Business Acumen
Posted November 14, 2015

This policy brief summarizes findings from the newly released long-term care financing option research by the Urban Institute and Milliman, Inc., courtesy of Health Affairs.

Long-Term Care Financing