resource The Prospective Role of Charity Care Programs in a Changing Health Care Landscape

In the post Affordable Care Act environment, charity care programs remain an important feature of the safety-net landscape in many communities, typically offering or organizing free- and reduced-cost care to individuals. Federal policy changes, such as decreased funding for navigation services, raise questions about the role charity care programs see themselves playing in the immediate… Read more »

July 2018
resource Opportunities to Enhance Community-Based Medication Management Strategies for People with Complex Health and Social Needs

For many Americans, taking prescription medications is part of everyday life. Nearly 75 percent of the population takes at least one medication daily, and 29 percent take five or more. Despite these numbers, there is scant guidance available to help people navigate complicated drug regimens. The problem is exacerbated for individuals with multiple chronic conditions,… Read more »

June 2018
news Community Management of Medication Complexity National Multi-Site Demonstration Launched

Hamilton, NJ, June 21, 2018 – The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) today launches the Community Management of Medication Complexity Innovation Lab, a multi-site demonstration that will identify and test community-based strategies to improve medication safety for people with complex health and social needs. This national initiative, made possible with support from the Gordon… Read more »

June 2018
resource The Emerging Role of Managed Care in Long-Term Services and Supports

Historically, long-term services and supports systems were designed to predominately be delivered in institutional settings, but as the number of beneficiaries needing LTSS grows, more attention is being given to opportunities to rebalance Medicaid LTSS toward less-restrictive, lower-cost, community-based care. This focus on rebalancing — along with the challenges inherent in a fragmented system of… Read more »

June 2018
project Community Management of Medication Complexity Innovation Lab

Over the last decade, pioneering health care organizations have sought tailored approaches to improve health outcomes for individuals with complex medical, behavioral health, and social needs. However, there are significant gaps in the field, including the issue of medication complexity, a concept encompassing the number of medications an individual is prescribed (polypharmacy), challenges around adherence,… Read more »

resource Opportunities for Medicaid-Public Health Collaboration to Achieve Mutual Prevention Goals: Lessons from CDC’s 6|18 Initiative

 State Medicaid agencies and public health departments are increasingly finding value in working together to advance shared population health goals. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 6|18 Initiative offers a practical framework to guide Medicaid-public health collaboration: a set of concrete, evidence-based prevention interventions that improve health and control costs. Over the… Read more »

June 2018
resource Resource Center for Implementing CDC’s 6|18 Initiative

Across the country, states and counties are seeking to improve health care quality and stem rising health care costs by investing in prevention strategies and value-based payment models. CDC’s 6|18 Initiative aligns evidence-based preventive practices with emerging payment and delivery models by offering proven interventions that payers can adopt to help prevent or control six prevalent,… Read more »

June 2018
resource Implementing Prevention Strategies to Support State Medicaid Value-Based Payment Reforms

Implementing evidence-based prevention strategies, such as those included in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 6|18 Initiative, can help states achieve value-based payment (VBP) goals. State officials can align prevention strategies with VBP goals through a variety of mechanisms, including: (1) tying prevention-related metrics to VBP arrangements; (2) incorporating population health priorities into… Read more »

June 2018
resource Building Community-Based Behavioral Health and Long-Term Care Provider Readiness for Payment Reform

Payment and delivery system reforms are critical to achieve the Triple Aim of improved health, improved patient experience and quality, and reduced cost. As participation in alternative payment methodologies grows, payers and providers are increasingly realizing that partnerships with community-based behavioral health and long-term care providers are essential to achieving Triple Aim goals, including realizing… Read more »

June 2018