Medicare & Medicaid
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.
March 5, 2019
Blueprint for Health Plans: Integration of CBOs to Provide Social Services and Supports (Executive Summary)
The Blueprint for Health Plans (Executive Summary) highlights successful partnerships for delivering social services and helps identify future opportunities.
March 5, 2019
Blueprint for Health Plans: Integration of CBOs to Provide Social Services and Supports (Full Report)
The integration of community-based organizations (CBOs) into health plan networks, on both a formal and informal basis, can help meet the needs of older adults with complex medical and social needs. The Blueprint for Health Plans (Full Report) highlights successful partnerships for delivering social services and helps identify future opportunities.
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.
December 12, 2018
Today, health plans have flexible benefit tools in the Medicare Advantage program. With data analysis by Anne Tumlinson Innovations, this slide deck discusses how health plans can deploy these tools and adopt innovations to serve a rapidly growing group of members age 75 and older.
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.
August 23, 2018
For most Americans, higher health care spending has not translated into improved quality, particularly for those with complex medical or social needs. In this Perspectives, Dr. Chernof discusses the impact of the CHRONIC Care Act as a path to better care for older adults.
April 2, 2018
This policy brief highlights 10 questions health plans and systems nationwide could consider using in their risk assessments to deliver more cost-effective, quality care.
March 1, 2018
The CHRONIC Care Act was passed and signed on February 9, 2018. This policy brief provides a summary of key components of the law.
September 29, 2017
Top 10 Recommendations to Strengthen Integrated Care: Lessons from California’s Dual Eligible Demonstration
Read the Foundation’s top 10 recommendations for improving integrated systems of care for people with Medicare and Medicaid, also known as dually eligible individuals.
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.
September 15, 2016
In this slide deck we discuss the case for financing older America’s long-term care need.
February 22, 2016
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.
January 14, 2016
Coordinated Care Makes a Difference. It prevents avoidable hospital re-admissions, transitions people out of institutional settings and helps people thrive in their communities. Read Josephine's case study.
January 12, 2016
In this Perspectives, Dr. Chernof explains what recent polling results and coordinated care stories tell us about the experiences of Medicare-Medicaid individuals, and identifies opportunities to further strengthen and expand support.
November 14, 2015
This policy brief summarizes findings from long-term care financing option research by the Urban Institute and Milliman, Inc., courtesy of Health Affairs.
October 26, 2015
California is among a dozen states participating in the national demonstration to improve care for people with serious chronic illnesses and functional limitations who qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare. We commissioned the Field Research Corporation to poll the state's dual eligibles, including people enrolled and those opting out in five demonstration counties as well as people in non-demonstration counties. Find out more in this week's Perspectives.
August 6, 2015
Read Dr. Chernof's perspectives on the importance of there being effective partnerships between health care entities and community-based organizations.
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.
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.
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.
April 13, 2010
The SCAN Foundation, in partnership with Avalere Health, released a web-based modeling tool that enables policymakers and the public to test the budgetary implications of a wide variety of federally run long-term care insurance programs. The model, called the Long-Term Care Policy Simulator, produces more than 2,500 unique outputs, each illustrating how public long-term care insurance program designs and benefits translate into estimated coverage, participation rates, and costs to participants and taxpayers. Read more in this report.