Commissioned & Supported Work

Avalere Health: Potential Partners for Community-Based Organizations in the California Health Care Landscape

TSF 2012 RFP BRIEF: Preparing Community-Based Providers For Successful Health Care Partnerships

While efforts are underway to improve care transitions and coordination, there is a dearth of information on how best to build partnerships between community-based long-term services and healthcare systems. Both sectors are tackling the issue of care coordination and good care transitions, but have been doing so in silos. To better understand specific opportunities for these partnerships in California, the Foundation developed the following background brief.

Victor Tabbush: Overview of Preparing Community-Based Organizations for Successful Health Care Partnerships

TSF 2012 RFP BRIEF: Preparing Community-Based Providers For Successful Health Care Partnerships

While efforts are underway to improve care transitions and coordination, there is a dearth of information on how best to build partnerships between community-based long-term services and healthcare systems. Both sectors are tackling the issue of care coordination and good care transitions, but have been doing so in silos. To better understand specific opportunities for these partnerships in California, the Foundation developed the following background brief.

California Medicaid Research Institute: Recipients of Home-and Community-Based Services in California

The California Medicaid Research Institute (CAMRI) compiled a report that identifies Californians who receive home-and community-based support and what services they receive.  The brief brings together available information spread across multiple state and federal data systems.  Also featured below is an accompanying fact sheet produced by The SCAN Foundation.

Center for Health Care Strategies: Medicaid Rate-Setting Strategies to Promote Home- Community-Based Services

States are pursuing a variety of innovative managed long-term services and supports (MLTS) delivery models to improve care for Medicaid beneficiaries. This brief, "Medicaid Rate-Setting Strategies to Promote Home- Community-Based Services," from the Center for Health Care Strategies, describes rate development strategies that states can use to promote home- and community-based services (HCBS) in MLTS programs, the role of integrated care programs to help expand HCBS, and other considerations for developing rates for MLTS programs.

P. Wagonhurst: Tools to Successfully Apply for the Center for Medicare & Medicaid’s (CMS) Community-Based Care Transitions Program

This brief is based on a March 2012 meeting of the Southern California Patient Safety Collaborative.  The brief highlights innovative approaches to care transitions, and technical assistance on how to navigate the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Community-Based Care Transitions Program application.

C.E Reed and Associates: Analysis of State Approaches to Implementing Standardized Assessments

This paper provides recommendations for California and other states that may be considering adopting a uniform approach to assessing the needs and preferences of populations who use long-term services and supports in the community.

 

Georgetown University - The Importance of Federal Financing to the Nation's Long-Term Care Safety Net

This policy brief reviews current funding limitations for long-term care and recommends policies to strengthen the Medicaid program and enhance long-term care financing options. 

Center for Health Care Strategies -- Financial Alignment Models for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees: Considerations for Reimbursement

This brief from the Center for Health Care Strategies, produced with support from The SCAN Foundation, explores considerations for establishing reimbursement rates and performance incentives in financial alignment models to integrate care for those who utilize both Medicare and Medicaid. In addition, the brief describes ways that state variability may affect reimbursement methodologies.

CHCS Technical Assistance Brief -- Long-Term Services and Supports Opportunities in the Affordable Care Act

This technical assistance brief is a product of CHCS' Implementing the Roadmaps: Innovations in Long-Term Supports and Services program, made possible through The SCAN Foundation. Through this program, CHCS is helping participating states to rebalance and better manage an array of long-term services and supports for Medicaid populations.

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