The Buzz

News on transforming care for older adults


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    April1 st

    Medicare Advantage plans have historic flexibility to provide non-medical benefits — such as food, prescription delivery, and housing assistance — to meet the needs of their members with complex health conditions. Read more about these Special Supplemental Benefits for the Chronically Ill (SSBCI) from the Better Care Playbook:

    Pie chart describing supplemental benefit development.

     

    February10 th

    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:

    January14 th
    The Master Plan for Aging presents a comprehensive blueprint for public and private entities at the state, regional, and local levels to address system issues and transform services across housing, transportation, health care, and long-term services and supports.

    Learn how California’s Master Plan meets the five elements for plan success.

    Master Plan for Aging Goals Overview
    December12 th

    We honor caregivers of all generations, particularly younger adults who have unique needs and experiences. Check out this Vox video and story on how millennial caregivers can be recognized, get informed, and feel supported.

    Young millennial people posing for the camera.

    October10 th
    Today, we’re debuting a brand new www.TheSCANFoundation.org and e-blast platform titled The Buzz!
    July11 th

    Reflecting on our 10th anniversary, Driving Change: The SCAN Foundation’s First 10 Years highlights successes during our first decade and recommits to transforming care for older adults, now and for the future.

    Annual report cover with older man in front of magazine stand

    April24 th

    New research from Health Affairs finds that more than 14 million older adults will lack the financial resources to afford housing and daily living needs.

    Review supporting materials, and check out the webcast from this morning’s forum.

    In the next 10 years, 67% of middle-income seniors will have 3+ chronic conditions.

    January31 st
    Today, Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) released a report on strategies to remove federal policy barriers so adults with complex care needs can get high-quality, person-centered, coordinated care.
    January24 th
    Dr. Bruce Chernof wrote a blog for Health Affairs that appeared on January 23, 2013.  Here’s an excerpt…

    “Great struggles sometimes result in unexpected opportunities. In the waning moments of 2012, Congress remained in session to bridge partisan divides to solve the fiscal cliff impasse with the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA).

    Signing the ATRA into law also achieved policy change on items far beyond the tax code. For example, the new law repealed the Community Living Assistance Services and Support (CLASS) provision in the Affordable Care Act.” Read on…