Resources

This analysis compared Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollees’ demographic, socioeconomic, and clinical characteristics plus health care utilization, spending, and quality of care in 2012 and 2015, and...
Palliative care improves quality of life for both the patient and the family. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage of illness, and it can be provided along with curative treatment. Palliative...
A majority of mature accountable care organizations (ACOs) segment their high-need, high-cost (HNHC) population into smaller subgroups to better identify those with similar needs, employing a range of...
Approximately one in three Medicare beneficiaries is enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan, and more than one third of these MA enrollees are classified as high need based on their chronic...
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 is a toolkit highlighting innovative care coordination strategies used by Medicare ACOs. ACOs use a variety of methods to coordinate and manage the care of their populations, including...
This resource is a toolkit for identifying patients with various physical, functional, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. Patients and families living with serious illness have a range of needs...
This resource, the Partnership Evaluation Tool, is intended to help organizations assess readiness to engage in successful value-based partnerships. It can be used to assess potential partners or for...
This resource offers a variety of materials about “personas” for different segments of the high-need patient population. A persona helps depict the experiences, motivations, and goals of a group of...
This resource describes recent changes in Medicare Advantage (MA) and their implications for plans. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently reinterpreted several key aspects...