Allison Rizer highlights the critical role telehealth is playing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how Medicare Advantage plans are promoting these services through new flexibilities.
Allison Rizer and Tyler Overstreet Cromer share their perspectives on how flexibilities to offer new, non-medical, health-related services in Medicare Advantage are critical to meeting the needs of high-risk beneficiaries during the pandemic.
ATI partnered with Health Care Cost Institute and Integrated Care Solutions to analyze post-acute care utilization trends among Medicare Advantage and FFS beneficiaries in a recent Health Affairs blog.
Forbes highlights ATI Advisory's recent mapping of where long-term acute care hospitals and skilled nursing facilities are located throughout the country and how these post-acute providers can help augment the COVID-19 response.
McKnight's Senior Living cites new ATI analysis comparing inpatient hospital stays and emergency department visits among assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities.
McKnight's Long-Term Care News cites ATI Advisory's new analysis, which used the 2017 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey to compare assisted living and skilled nursing populations.
Anne Tumlinson talks with Home Health Care News about new types of supplemental benefits that can be offered by Medicare Advantage plans and how these benefits create new opportunities for home health and in-home supports and services.
Anne Tumlinson discusses the results of a case study project on Institutional Special Needs Plans (I-SNPs) and how, despite being a small part of Medicare Advantage, these plans are growing as providers recognize the opportunity to gain control of spending by taking on risk.
Anne Tumlinson is interviewed by the University of Massachusetts Boston's Gerontology Institute Director about Daughterhood, the online community she launched to support adults caring for aging parents.
In collaboration with the Long Term Quality Alliance, Anne Tumlinson dives into how new flexibility in Medicare Advantage through special supplemental benefits reflects a major turning point for Medicare policy.
With growing interest in home care benefits, Anne Tumlinson discusses the challenge for Medicare Advantage plans to understand what home care benefits can be offered through new supplemental benefit flexibility.
Skilled Nursing News cites Anne Tumlinson’s comments on the relationship between ACOs and nursing facilities during her participation in a panel at Zimmet Healthcare Services Group’s annual conference.
ATI analysis featured in Skilled Nursing News report on special needs plans, “The provider-owned I-SNP gives nursing home operators direct Medicare funding—through the premium—to finance robust onsite primary care and care coordination for the long-stay population."
Amidst the upcoming 2020 election and presidential primary debates, Anne Tumlinson was recently quoted in Time magazine on the feasibility of long-term care in a universal healthcare system.
Anne Tumlinson describes the necessity of a universal risk pool to support the demand for long-term services and supports, “The math doesn’t work if you don’t put everybody in the risk pool.”
Anne Tumlinson describes the opportunity in new bundled payment models, “We’re going to set this up in a way that if it works well, you’ll have the opportunity to share in some of the savings.”
“This may be a more powerful advocacy point for [insurance companies] now that these benefits include non-medical benefits like home care,” Anne Tumlinson tells Home Health Care News on the expansion of supplemental benefits in Medicare Advantage plans.
Anne Tumlinson outlines the challenges private insurers experience generating long-term savings from dementia prevention in ATI’s recent collaboration with UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Brain Health Partnership.
“If you’re thinking about being an I-SNP, why aren’t you thinking about being a bundled payment convener? It’s kind of the same—same capabilities, same objective and goal, which is to move farther up the food chain” Anne Tumlinson tells Skilled Nursing News.
Anne Tumlinson reflects on the widened scope of supplemental benefits Medicare Advantage plans can now offer, “CMS has done everything it possibly can, within the constraints of the statute, to make the supplemental benefit flexible and easy for plans to administer.”
“It signals that value-based agreements between post-acute providers and insurance companies do exist in nature,” says Anne Tumlinson on new agreement between AmeriHealth Caritas and Bayada Home Health Care.
In an interview for “Rethink,” Anne Tumlinson discusses reasons why consumers choose Medicare Advantage plans in the first place and how providers can learn to live within the new reality of lower reimbursements and shorter lengths of stay.
“The definition of ‘home’ is changing. A quarter of seniors live somewhere other than a single family dwelling. Every real estate organization should form partnerships across the care continuum, as they create value and provide needed integration," says Anne Tumlinson on a webinar hosted by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.
ATI founder Anne Tumlinson was named an "Influencer in Aging" for 2018 by @NextAvenue. "We have to create aging-friendly systems and communities where older adults and their families can easily tap into the support they need to live engaged and purposeful lives."
"The new supplemental benefit flexibility means that [a plan] could target enrollees who have certain chronic conditions...and offer them non-medical supplemental benefits," Anne Tumlinson tells Senior Housing News.
Anne Tumlinson shares her take on how to curb the high costs of caregiving, “Caregiving is like running a corporation in your parents’ life. Treat it like that and pull in professional advice.”
Anne Tumlinson tells Provider Magazine that post-acute care providers should be monitoring inpatient volumes, technology changes, and home-based care to bolster opportunities.