Since 2019, ATI Advisory and the Long-Term Quality Alliance, with support from The SCAN Foundation, have led national efforts to advance person-centered, non-medical supplemental benefits in Medicare Advantage.
Ensuring the healthcare system is prepared to meet the behavioral health needs of Medicare beneficiaries is critical as research suggests psychological distress increased among older adults and low-income groups during the early days of the pandemic.
As CMS sunsets the MMP model, it will be important to preserve lessons that benefited stakeholders. CMS has authority to maintain MMP model attributes, and should preserve those that are in statute through a refined, innovative financial model.
Family caregivers are critical to Hospital at Home programs’ success, yet current programs do not account for their needs. Inclusive and supportive policies will allow these new programs to truly meet the needs of both family caregivers and patients.
Medicare Advantage is positioned to integrate and coordinate services more effectively than in fee-for-service environments. We organized our insights into a tool that explores key data on related topics to expand MA plans and value-based care.
Ensuring equitable and integrated care for beneficiaries with mental health conditions requires a whole-person approach. Recent bipartisan congressional interest in the behavioral health space signals that change is both necessary and coming.