Perspectives: CMS Announces National Partnership to Improve Care and Lower Cost
In this Perspectives, Dr. Chernof discusses several ways that health reform provisions can support effective transitions.Date Updated: 06/15/2011
Improving the process by which an individual moves from the hospital back to the home or another care setting, also known as care transitions, is critical to create a more person-centered, cost-effective health care system. National statistics report that 18 percent of individuals return to the hospital within 30 days of a hospital discharge, with up to 76 percent of these re-admissions being preventable. Further, Medicare data show that over half of older and disabled individuals who are readmitted to the hospital received no care or follow up in the 30-day window…
This policy brief describes the broad needs of individuals with disability and the wide range of supportive and environmental solutions that can allow for the most independent living possible. It suggests how findings on social and environmental supports for individuals with disability can inform implementation of CLASS.
This policy brief provides background on the historical development of benefit eligibility triggers in the private long-term care insurance market. Understanding how these triggers came into being can provide important information to those charged with implementing the CLASS Plan.
This policy brief provides information about how long-term care insurers implement benefit eligibility triggers in the private insurance market. The way in which companies have operationalized benefit eligibility triggers can inform the development of regulations for the CLASS Plan.