The number of older Americans with complex care needs is projected to jump from 6 million to nearly 16 million in the next couple decades, creating different stresses on our health care system. In this Perspectives, Dr. Chernof discusses promising approaches that combine medical and social services, with the goal of improving quality of life and reducing overall costs.
On May 11, 2017, California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., released the May Revision, reflecting updated estimates for the state revenue and spending for the 2017-18 budget. This fact sheet summarizes the key initiatives and program adjustments that impact California’s older adults and people with disabilities.
Californians with Medicare and Medi-Cal face many options when exploring how to get the health care and long-term services and supports they need. This brief begins to outline the range of available options. For the latest information, also check out the latest version of this policy brief (September 2019).
In this Perspectives, Dr. Chernof discusses California's 2017-2018 proposed budget and how scaling back on key components of the Coordinated Care Initiative diminishes the state's progress toward integrated care for high-need, high-cost older adults.
On January 10, 2017, California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. released the proposed 2017-2018 budget. The budget includes program modifications that impact the health and human services delivery system serving older adults and people with disabilities.
In this Perspectives, Dr. Chernof discusses the need to redefine current health care quality measures, especially from the vantage point of those needing care and not just for those who provide and pay for it. In support of this goal, three new resources are available to help frame measures and advance this work.