A research and advisory services firm changing how businesses, communities, and public programs serve older adults
Policymakers are shifting liability for health and long-term care spending to providers and insurers. Local delivery systems are integrating care, breaking down traditional care silos, and building new partnerships to manage the needs of high cost populations.
Special Supplemental Benefits for the Chronically Ill (SSBCI) and New Primarily Health Related Benefits
We analyzed the Medicare Advantage Plan Benefit Package (PBP) files to assess how many plans are offering supplemental benefits under new authority provided in the CHRONIC Care Act and 2018 guidance from CMS. We also provide information about where these benefits are available, which plans are offering them, and how many people are enrolled in plans offering them.
We analyzed the average income, insurance coverage arrangements, health status, and healthcare utilization of seniors in different residential settings: traditional private housing, retirement communities, independent living, assisted living, and nursing homes.
A Turning Point in Medicare Policy
Together with The SCAN Foundation and The Long-Term Quality Alliance, we convened a working group of national experts on Medicare Advantage and long-term services and supports to develop principles to guide implementation and successful adoption of Special Supplemental Benefits for the Chronically Ill.
Comparing the Characteristics and Experiences of Medicare Beneficiaries
We conducted original data analysis using the 2016 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey to compare traditional Medicare beneficiaries with those enrolled in private Medicare Advantage plans.
We convened more than 40 experts from academia, business, healthcare, nonprofit organizations, and government to identify immediate action areas to accelerate an optimal system of care for brain health.
Invention Born of Necessity: The Provider-Led Medicare Advantage Plan
We analyzed one innovative provider’s readiness and ability to form and operate an I-SNP for its residents.
Integrated Care in Seniors Housing That Meets the Triple Aim
To understand the impact of integrated care in seniors housing, we compared patient outcomes from residents of an innovative senior housing company to the patient outcomes of a similarly disabled and cognitively impaired Medicare population.
The COVID-19 pandemic will impose unprecedented stresses on our Nation’s hospitals, whose capacity falls well short of the projected demand for beds. As one option to expand capacity…
Expanding access to telehealth is a top strategy to prevent avoidable hospitalizations and increase the capacity of our health system during the current crisis we are experiencing…
Medicare Advantage plans can now offer a wide range of diverse benefits to address the needs of the aging population, through newly expanded supplemental benefits. This expansion…