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.
As Medicare moves away from fee-for-service and utilization-based managed care to value-based purchasing, addressing older adults’ health in light of functional needs is becoming a business necessity. In this Perspectives, Dr. Chernof recognizes delivery systems that champion person-centered care as the practical way of the future and introduces two resources to help health systems leaders justify and ramp up greater adoption of person-centered care models.
On May 13, 2016, California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. released the “May Revision”, reflecting updated estimates for the state revenue and spending for the 2016-17 budget. This fact sheet highlights items included in the May Revision that impact health and human service programs serving California’s older adults and people with disabilities.
Last year, modeling efforts distilled various options to improve America’s financing system for long-term care. This month, three organizations – the Bipartisan Policy Center, LeadingAge, and the Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative – released related policy recommendations. This analysis identifies common themes and notes where the recommendations differ in perspective.
In the last month, three separate groups released recommendations about how to help working Americans better prepare for their future long-term care needs and associated costs. In this Perspectives, Dr. Chernof highlights the similarities across each set of recommendations and advocates for the multi-pronged approach put forth by all groups—one that clarifies personal responsibility, outlines private market solutions, addresses long-term needs, and refocuses Medicaid’s role.
A brief from the Center for Health Care Strategies, developed with support from The Commonwealth Fund and The SCAN Foundation, shares how seven states, including California, are sharing early achievements with stakeholders to maintain support and encourage enrollment.