resource Integrated Care Resource Center

Individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid often have significant health and social service needs — making them among the nation’s highest-need, highest-cost populations. Integrating the financing and delivery systems for these enrollees has the potential to improve beneficiary experience of care, increase care quality, and reduce costs. The Integrated Care Resource Center (ICRC) — a national… Read more »

resource Advancing Value-Based Payment in Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports: Opportunities for Community-Based Care

 Many Medicaid programs are adopting value-based payment (VBP) models to reward value over volume, but only a few states have focused these efforts on long-term services and supports (LTSS). This webinar, made possible by the West Health Policy Center, explored opportunities for states seeking to adopt value-based payment models for home-and community-based services (HCBS)… Read more »

September 2018
resource Achieving Value in Medicaid Home- and Community-Based Care: Considerations for Managed Long-Term Services and Supports Programs

States are increasingly adopting value-based payment (VBP) models to tie payment to outcomes including quality of care, health status, and costs for their Medicaid programs. Although most Medicaid VBP models are for primary and acute care services, states are beginning to explore VBP for long-term services and supports (LTSS). This guide, made possible by the… Read more »

September 2018
resource Rewarding Healthy Behaviors and Addressing Day-to-Day Needs: AccessHealth Spartanburg’s Gift-In-Kind Closet

Recognizing an unmet need for toiletries and household products among clients, AccessHealth Spartanburg (AHS) stocks a closet where eligible clients can “shop” for items. Clients can shop when they first enroll and at targeted intervals, plus they can earn coupons to shop for items by attending appointments, meeting with case managers, and/or achieving health-related milestones…. Read more »

September 2018
resource Addressing Social Determinants of Health: Connecting People with Complex Needs to Community Resources

 Complex care providers are increasingly aware of the social and environmental factors that contribute to poor health outcomes. In response, many providers are finding ways to address identified non-medical needs by establishing connections to an array of community resources (e.g., food banks, employment services). This webinar featured speakers from AccessHealth Spartanburg in South Carolina… Read more »

September 2018
resource Serving Adults with Serious Mental Illness in the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly: Promising Practices

Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) organizations now serve a greater number of older adults with serious mental illness (SMI) than ever before, and increasingly include behavioral health providers in their care teams to meet the complex needs of this population. This brief, supported by the West Health Policy Center, highlights promising practices… Read more »

September 2018
news Medicaid Directors Selected for 2019 Class of the Medicaid Leadership Institute

Hamilton, NJ, August 28, 2018 – The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) today announced that Medicaid directors from six states — Idaho, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas, and Virginia — have been competitively selected to participate as fellows in the 2019 class of the Medicaid Leadership Institute. CHCS directs this Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded initiative,… Read more »

August 2018
resource Advancing Health Care and Community-Based Organization Partnerships to Address Social Determinants: Lessons from the Field

With the recognition that social factors contribute significantly to poor health outcomes and unnecessary spending, particularly among low-income individuals, health care and community-based organizations (CBOs) across the country are increasingly entering into partnerships designed to address the social determinants of health. These partnerships are bringing together health systems and CBOs in new ways, building on… Read more »

August 2018
resource Approaches to Extending Complex Care Models into the Community: Emerging Evidence

 Across the country innovative health care organizations serving individuals with complex health and social needs are increasingly finding value in care models that go beyond the brick and mortar of the health system and into the communities where people live, work, and play. This webinar featured speakers from ThedaCare Health System in Wisconsin and… Read more »

August 2018
resource Data Support Considerations in Medicaid Accountable Care Organization Programs

Medicaid accountable care organizations (ACOs) need data on their attributed populations to successfully improve health outcomes and manage patients’ total cost of care. This includes data on members’ health status; emergency department and inpatient utilization; and risk scores, ideally accounting for social risk factors — such as homelessness, past incarceration, and child protection involvement. State… Read more »

August 2018