National Home & Community Based Services Annual Conference 2018

March 20, 2018

States continue to effectively engage and serve their citizens despite facing new challenges, reduced budgets and a growing need for HCBS services. The National Home and Community Based Services Conference showcases their accomplishments, allowing states to recognize the work of their peers, share innovative programs and present unique partnerships. This year’s Conference will be held… Read more »

Better Care Playbook

January 4, 2018

The Better Care Playbook is part of an effort led by The Peterson Center, The Commonwealth Fund, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The SCAN Foundation to offer you the latest information and resources on how to provide better care for people with complex needs. The rapidly evolving policy and… Read more »

Medicare Spends More on Socially Isolated Older Adults

December 7, 2017

Socially isolated older adults are at greater risk for poor health and death than their well-connected counterparts. However, information is lacking on whether social isolation among older adults affects health care spending. AARP Policy Institute and Standford University’s Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging partnered to complete a study looking at… Read more »

Are You Ready for the Age Wave in Social Programs?

October 26, 2015

America is aging. By 2030, approximately one in five Americans will be 65 or older. This age wave will have dramatic implications for the financing and delivery of government-sponsored social programs, including Medicaid and Medicare-Medicaid dual eligibles. During this webinar, experts will outline the challenges that an aging population poses for Medicaid health plans, state… Read more »

Food Is Medicine: Opportunities in Public and Private Health Care for Supporting Nutritional Counseling and Medically-Tailored, Home-Delivered Meals

April 15, 2015

For critically and chronically ill people, food is medicine. With adequate amounts of nutritious food, people who are sick have a better response to medication, maintain and gain strength, and have improved chances of recovery. This report focuses on the provision of nutritional counseling and the delivery of medically-tailored, home-delivered meals to those with debilitating… Read more »

State Medicaid Integration Tracker

April 16, 2015

The State Medicaid Integration TrackerĀ© focuses on the status of the following state actions: Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS), State Demonstrations to Integrate Care for Dual Eligible Individuals and other Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Initiatives, Other LTSS Reform Activities, including: Balancing Incentive Program, Community First Choice Option under Ā§1915(k), and Medicaid Health Homes. Caregiver Resources

April 16, 2015

A one-stop source of information and support for caregivers, this site provides links to multiple resources and organizations to help the nearly 66 million Americans caring for an aging, seriously ill, or disabled family member or friend.

Medicare Drug Discounts

April 17, 2015

The Affordable Care Act includes benefits to make your Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D) more affordable. It does this by gradually closing the gap in drug coverage known as the “Donut Hole.”