Resources

The coronavirus pandemic intensified the already pressing need for the communication and symptom management expertise of palliative care specialists. Amid the surge of COVID-19 cases in New York City...
Health care organizations are increasingly partnering with Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) to provide social needs support for older adults in the community who are identified with high health risks...
To improve health outcomes and reduce health care costs and utilization for people with complex needs, it is important to understand the underlying social and behavioral issues that may be driving...
While high-cost patients include diverse subgroups with varying clinical and social needs, efforts to improve the efficiency of care and target interventions have been limited by the lack of knowledge...
Interventions targeting frequent emergency department (ED) users are increasingly common, but many are developed with limited understanding of this population’s comprehensive use of medical and social...
Incorporating patient self-reported data may allow health systems to more effectively identify specific groups of older adults with unique needs, thereby helping to inform the development of patient...
This resource describes a study of five plans that integrate LTSS into care. The study examined differences in medical utilization by beneficiaries, compared to a population with a similar level of...
This resource provides guidelines for implementing Special Supplemental Benefits for the Chronically Ill (SSBCI) in a manner that improves health care for chronically ill Medicare beneficiaries. The...
This resource provides a framework for understanding the nature and extent of integration in programs that integrate LTSS with medical care and behavioral health. This taxonomy is a standardized tool...
This resource used national survey data from physician practices and ACOs, paired with qualitative interviews, to learn about home visiting programs. ACO practices were more likely to report using...
This resource describes a national survey of ACOs about initiatives to address serious illness, as well as follow-up case studies. Only 8–21 percent of ACOs have widely implemented serious illness...
This resource identifies challenges faced by older adults from racial and ethnic minorities, and proposes several strategies to address them. Older adults from racial and ethnic minorities face...