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    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.  
    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.
    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.
    In his latest Perspectives, Dr. Chernof discusses how person-centered care is fundamental when confronting the challenges of coronavirus (COVID-19).
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Immediately following the 2016 presidential election, Dr. Chernof wrote a letter to then President-elect Trump describing five action items for supporting older Americans.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    In this Perspectives, Dr. Chernof discusses several ways that health reform provisions can support effective transitions.