Read Manatt Health’s updated resource guide, spotlighting how states are transforming long-term services and supports during COVID-19 and planning for the future.
News on transforming care for older adults
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UC Berkeley Investigative Reporting Program launched an exploration into issues older adults are facing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the following articles picked-up by a variety of news outlets:
- KQED: With COVID-19 Concerns, Anxious Families Eye In-Home Senior Care
- The Mercury News: Rapid Vaccine Rollout at California Nursing Homes Raises Concern
- CalMatters: ‘How Am I Going to Keep This Up?’ COVID Intensifies Plight of Family Caregivers
- Los Angeles Times: Vaccine roll-out at board-and-care homes
A new analysis from ATI Advisory and the Long-Term Quality Alliance (LTQA) shows that more Medicare Advantage plans are offering Special Supplemental Benefits for the Chronically Ill (SSBCI) and with wider availability. Learn more about ways to advance new, non-medical supplemental benefits in Medicare:
- Explore a new data brief and chartbook on Medicare Advantage plan offerings in 2021.
- Hear new insights on opportunities for policymakers.
- Watch Part 1 and Part 2 of a webinar series and review the slides.
- Read the Roadmap for plan considerations and policy opportunities.
The Pacesetter Prize shines a light on states that are actively creating a high-performing system of care, and shares best practices.
Watch our recent webinar with Pacesetter Prize state leaders who shared insights about challenges and successes.
Read an article that highlights these leading states and opportunities to plan for an aging population.
- Affordability and Access: Connecticut won for its robust program offerings – featuring extensive benefit options – for people with and without Medicaid.
- Choice of Setting and Provider: New Jersey won for being a national leader in using managed care to give more choices, and increasing access to home- and community-based care for Medicare-eligible adults with complex needs.
- Support for Family Caregivers: New York won for its comprehensive approach to empowering family caregivers, strengthening paid family leave laws, and expanding transportation options.
- Effective Transitions: Ohio won for its successful efforts to move people who need LTSS out of institutions and back into community-based settings.
Learn more about the Pacesetter Prize and continue the conversation on social with #PacesetterPrize.
A new research brief from Scripps Gerontology Center shares insights on contracts between community-based organizations (CBOs) and health care entities to better understand key populations, services, payment, and potential challenges.
Learn about the Community Care Connections program that helps older adults with complex needs navigate medical and social services, and shows promise on reducing acute care utilization.
Join the Long-Term Quality Alliance (LTQA) and ATI Advisory for a new webinar on ways to advance non-medical supplemental benefits in 2022 and beyond, featuring experts from health plans, providers, and advocacy groups.
A recent radio and print piece from KQED explores how decisions families make around keeping an aging parent home or moving them out for potentially better, more constant care have become all the more complicated this year.
The field of complex care is creating models and innovative approaches to better serve people with complex care needs. Grantmakers in Aging released Creating New Connections: How Philanthropy Can Support Better Care for People with Complex Health and Social Needs, which summarizes key issues and includes case studies for funders to deepen their work.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought policy flexibilities that can array a better care roadmap for adults with complex needs. These resources highlight how Medicare and Medicaid changes are transforming care for older adults and people with disabilities.
- NEW: Health Management Associates describes federal Medicare and Medicaid changes during the pandemic (co-funded with The Commonwealth Fund).
- Manatt Health examines how states are using flexibilities to improve long-term services and supports (LTSS).
- Our TSF brief unpacks how California is using these for person-centered care.
Finally, a new Better Care Playbook blog post shares how learnings can foster health care and LTSS renovation, “making lemonade from a very sour lemon.”
Learn about a complex care management program that lowered costs and improved outcomes for people with complex care needs by adding key members to individuals’ care teams.