resource Addressing Medication Complexity Through Innovative Community-Based Strategies and Partnerships

Date and Time: May 22, 2019 1:30-2:30 PM ET Complicated drug regimens — which may include multiple drugs, multiple prescribers, and differing instructions for use — can be confusing, if not downright dangerous. In the U.S., 119,000 annual deaths are linked to prescription medication-related issues. The concern is compounded for individuals with complex needs, who… Read more »

May 2019
resource Accelerating Value-Based Payment in California’s Federally Qualified Health Centers: Options for Medicaid Health Plans

Leading-edge federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and health plans in California are demonstrating interest in advanced payment models (APMs) aimed at providing greater flexibility for FQHCs to deliver care in innovative ways. Their joint goal is to improve quality and decrease the health care costs of their patients. With support from the California Health Care… Read more »

April 2019
resource Strengthening Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports in an Evolving Policy Environment: A Toolkit for States

Long-term services and supports (LTSS) enable more than 12 million people to meet their personal care needs and live with dignity and independence in a variety of community and institutional settings. With Medicaid LTSS expenditures of more than $154 billion annually and the aging population projected to grow 18 percent by 2020, the increasing demand… Read more »

March 2019
news Aligning, Leveraging Medicaid Across Sectors to Improve Early Childhood

An infant is born into poverty, and then later, as a young child, may interact with multiple different government agencies and systems — not only Medicaid, but also perinatal health care, early intervention, child care, preschool education, and more. This blog post, from the American Journal of Managed Care’s (AJMC) In Focus Blog, features CHCS’… Read more »

March 2019
resource Organizing Complex Care for Rural Populations: A Case Study of Three Montana Communities

In rural Montana, distance is often a barrier to care for patients with complex needs. Interventions that succeed in urban areas, such as those involving home-visiting, can be logistically challenging in sparsely populated rural communities. Through the Transforming Complex Care initiative, a national initiative led by the Center for Health Care Strategies with support from… Read more »

March 2019
resource Alternative Staffing Models to Improve Care for Complex Patients in their Homes and Other Settings: Early Findings from the Transforming Complex Care Initiative

Through the Transforming Complex Care initiative, a national initiative led by the Center for Health Care Strategies with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, six complex care programs were tasked with refining and spreading effective care models that addressed the complex medical and social needs of high-need, high-cost patients. This study analyzes three of… Read more »

March 2019
resource Building the Business Case and Value-Based Payment Models for Enhanced Medication Management

 For people with complex health and social needs who also have complicated drug regimens, pharmacists can provide patient-centered, enhanced medication management services in coordination with other providers aimed at reducing risks and improving outcomes. However, due to many pharmacy and drug services being carved out from other medical services within health plans, it can… Read more »

March 2019
resource Promising State Innovation Model Approaches for High-Priority Medicaid Populations: Three State Case Studies

The State Innovation Models (SIM) initiative within the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation is partnering with states to advance multi-payer health care payment and delivery system reform models. States participating in the SIM initiative have focused mainly on testing large-scale, statewide health care delivery and payment reform. Yet many states are also designing and… Read more »

March 2019
project Aligning Early Childhood and Medicaid

The health care system is often the first social sector to connect with the at-risk population of infants in low-income families. With Medicaid covering more than half of all births in many states, and 40 percent of children nationwide, state Medicaid leadership is particularly well-positioned to spur innovations that can improve outcomes for young children… Read more »

February 2019