Particularly in light of new opportunities available to aging network programs under the Affordable Care Act, there are a number of opportunties for the aging network to collaborate with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the health care sector, as well as to partner with local networks of hospitals and other health care entities to provide a more holistic, person-centered approach.

Building the Business Acumen of CBOs: A E-Learning Primer

September 15, 2015

In partnership with the Health Foundation of Western and Central New York, a series of online training resources for community-based organizations to build their business acumen were developed by the SCAN Foundation.

How Community-Based Organizations Can Support Value-Driven Health Care

August 28, 2015

Anad Parekh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS, and Robert Schreiber, MD, of the Hebrew SeniorLife Medical Group, have published an article in the Health Affairs Blog that explains how vital it is to connect patients with community-based organizations, such as Area Agencies on Aging. The article includes real-world examples as well as data that support… Read more »

Community-Based Organizations and MLTSS: An Issue Brief to Assess CBO Readiness

August 28, 2015

For community-based organizations (CBOs) that have historically been the providers of long-term services and supports (LTSS), the change in oversight of managed LTSS (MLTSS) services from the state to managed care organizations (MSO) presents new challenges and opportunities. This issue brief discusses each of following opportunities that CBOs need to address when assessing their readiness to… Read more »

Wireless Kiosks: Improving Health and Reducing Costs

April 16, 2015

Use of wireless technology to monitor and provide real-time interventions on senior health issues. The goal is to improve health, thereby reducing ER visits, days in the hospital and delay or eliminate the need for long-term care.