Tagged in: `person-centered care`
September 7, 2021
Summary of the California Enacted 2021-22 Budget and Home- and Community-Based Services Spending Plan: Impact on Older Adults, People with Disabilities, and Their Caregivers
Enacted on July 12, 2021, California’s 2021-22 budget addresses longstanding system challenges related to health care, long-term services and supports, workforce, and housing for older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers. It reflects the recommendations of the governor’s Master Plan for Aging issued earlier in 2021, and includes $4.6 billion to enhance access to home- and community-based services (HCBS), as outlined in California’s proposed HCBS Spending Plan.
June 1, 2021
May Revision of the Proposed 2021-22 Budget: Impact on California’s Older Adults, People With Disabilities, and Family Caregivers
On May 14, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom released the May Revision of the 2021-22 proposed budget. The revision includes a $75.7 billion surplus with investments in economic recovery related to COVID-19 and resources to implement the Master Plan for Aging.
May 3, 2021
In this infographic, learn what voters are saying about the Master Plan for Aging and the need to prioritize and invest in our aging population.
January 20, 2021
On January 8, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom released the 2021-22 proposed budget. The proposal includes program changes that impact services for older adults and people with disabilities.
January 14, 2021
On January 6, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom released a Master Plan for Aging (Master Plan) that establishes a vision for California for All Ages by 2030. This policy brief provides an overview of the Master Plan.
September 21, 2020
Advancing Action: California’s Performance in the 2020 Long-Term Services and Supports State Scorecard
California ranked ninth overall on the 2020 LTSS State Scorecard, maintaining the same rank from 2017. This brief provides an overview of California’s Scorecard performance and key recommendations for transforming its LTSS system to better serve older adults, people with disabilities, and family caregivers.
August 10, 2020
Perspectives: For Voters, COVID-19 Brings California’s Master Plan for Aging to the Front and Center
In his latest Perspectives, Dr. Chernof discusses how voter interest and Master Plan for Aging action in other states can show us how to chart a meaningful path forward for aging in California.
August 10, 2020
This brief highlights states that have developed a Master Plan for Aging, examples of key elements, and how states without a Master Plan can get started.
July 9, 2020
Summary of the Enacted 2020-21 Budget: Impact on California’s Older Adults, People with Disabilities, and Family Caregivers
On June 29, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed California’s 2020-21 budget. The budget addresses the $54.3 billion deficit while maintaining funding for critical programs serving older adults, people with disabilities, and family caregivers.
June 24, 2020
California’s Use of Federal and State Policy Flexibilities to Ensure Access to Long-Term Services and Supports During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This policy brief takes a closer look at how California has implemented federal flexibilities to ensure the state’s long-term services and supports (LTSS) system is responsive to the needs of older adults and people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 5, 2020
In his latest Perspectives, Dr. Chernof discusses the factors that must be present for health systems in California to implement, scale, and sustain person-centered care models.
June 5, 2020
For a provider group that treats individuals through a mix of risk arrangements, one might reasonably inquire: What is the tipping point when it becomes financially advantageous to offer person-centered care to the entirety of its high-need, high-cost population? This report by Victor Tabbush, based on research conducted with provider groups in California, seeks to answer this question and provide insights.
May 27, 2020
May Revision of the Proposed 2020-21 Budget: Impact on California’s Older Adults, People with Disabilities, and Family Caregivers
On May 14, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom released the May Revision of the 2020-21 proposed budget. The revision includes cuts to and elimination of critical home- and community-based services that impact the state’s most vulnerable older adults, people with disabilities, and family caregivers.
April 8, 2020
In his latest Perspectives, Dr. Chernof discusses how person-centered care is fundamental when confronting the challenges of coronavirus (COVID-19).
January 3, 2020
In this Perspectives, Dr. Chernof reflects on the substantial progress to transform care for older Californians that has occurred over the past 12 months, and highlights some of the key opportunities in 2020.
October 16, 2019
Californians with Medicare and Medi-Cal have many choices to get the health coverage they need, but choices vary by county. This brief outlines available choices across the state and describes the My Care, My Choice web resource.
December 19, 2018
Drawing from four years of Cal MediConnect evaluation results, this brief highlights recommendations for policymakers and health plans to consider in improving integrated systems of care for people with Medicare and Medicaid.
November 28, 2018
In this Perspectives, Dr. Chernof discusses the Foundation's efforts over the past 10 years to better the lives of vulnerable older adults and families. He also reflects on the Foundation's priorities for 2019 and beyond.
November 10, 2016
Immediately following the 2016 presidential election, Dr. Chernof wrote a letter to then President-elect Trump describing five action items for supporting older Americans.
August 2, 2016
The number of individuals age 65 and older across the nation is projected to double in the next 50 years, from over 45 million in 2015 to over 95 million in 2065. California's age 65 and older population stands at 4 million, which is projected to double to over 8 million by 2030. This brief offers a basic primer on long-term services and supports (LTSS) in California within a national context. LTSS, also known as long-term care (LTC), provides assistance to people with disabilities of all ages, including older adults who need help with daily activities.
June 20, 2016
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.
June 20, 2016
Person-Centered Care: In Today’s Health Care Environment, the Business Case is Stronger than Ever (Issue Brief)
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.
March 29, 2015
Perspectives: Transforming the System of Care for Older Adults – The Affordable Care Act Five Years Later
Read Dr. Bruce Chernof's Perspectives exploring progress on eight areas from the Affordable Care Act to help older Americans get the right care at the right time by the right providers.
October 23, 2014
The SCAN Foundation teamed up with Avalere Health to create an informative roadmap outlining best practices of sustainable business models for providing person-centered care to older adults with substantial health needs. Highlighting case studies from both public and private programs, this roadmap will help your organization demonstrate and communicate the value of your care delivery model.
September 23, 2014
A new report and series of briefs from Avalere Health commissioned by The SCAN Foundation explore how gathering and using non-medical data to better coordinate care for high risk Medicare beneficiaries can improve person-centered care and be financially sustainable for health plans.
September 1, 2014
To succeed in this era of health system transformation, plans and providers bearing risk – in an accountable care organization (ACO) for example – will need strategies for managing a broad array of care needs for high-risk beneficiaries across multiple settings of care. Download this fact sheet to learn more.
September 10, 2012
This policy brief establishes a basis for the critical system transformation activities necessary to produce a high quality, person-centered system of care for older adults and people with disabilities.
May 1, 2012
In this Perspectives, Dr. Chernof reflects on the Foundation's presence at the 2012 American Society on Aging Conference and how improving long-term care in California will require the long-term strategies and dedication of a social movement.
November 1, 2011
High quality, cost effective health care delivery is all about targeting – the right care, by the right provider, at the right time, in the right place, and for the right cost. It sounds straightforward, almost easy. The challenge to getting it right is understanding the range of variables in a person’s life that drive health care use and costs. Find out more in this week's Perspectives.
October 12, 2011
Transforming Care for Medicare Beneficiaries with Chronic Conditions and Long-Term Care Needs: Coordinating Care Across All Services
This policy brief is the first of two publications from Georgetown University on transforming models of care. The paper affirms that in order to improve care delivery and manage costs, innovations for Medicare beneficiaries who have both chronic conditions and functional impairments should be a top priority.
June 17, 2011
We aim to transform the way people talk about the care needs that most of us will have as we grow older. Read Dr. Chernof's Perspectives on changing older Americans' thoughts on how to approach aging for themselves and with their loved ones.
June 15, 2011
In this Perspectives, Dr. Chernof discusses several ways that health reform provisions can support effective transitions.