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Opportunities to Improve Health Equity in Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Through Medicare

Beneficiaries who are Black or Latino/a are more likely than white beneficiaries to report difficulty with activities of daily living (ADLs) and other conditions that can negatively impact their health. Understanding the experiences of individuals reporting difficulty with ADLs across race and ethnicity can help policymakers develop strategies to address inequities. This databook, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, conveys research findings on the racial and ethnic disparities among this population across social determinants of health, natural community supports, and health care experiences.
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Guiding the GUIDE Model Toward Stronger Caregiver Supports

ATI Advisory in partnership with the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers (RCI) sought to explore the evidence and needs of dementia caregivers that might inform a Medicare model test related to dementia care. On July 31, 2023, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) released the Guiding an Improved Dementia Experience (GUIDE) Model that includes explicit support for caregivers and is set to launch in July 2024.
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A Deep Dive on In-Home, Caregiver, and Social Supports in Medicare Advantage: Can These Benefits Meaningfully Meet Member Needs and Support Independence?

Four years into implementation, nearly 40% of Medicare Advantage plans are offering nonmedical supplemental benefits in 2023. This latest report examines why benefits that help members stay in their homes – specifically in-home support services (IHSS), caregiver supports, and social needs benefits – have experienced significant growth and adoption despite the challenges in providing a human-powered service.
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MA Palliative Care Benefits See Little 2023 Growth, But Payer Interest Remains High

Tyler Cromer shares insights with Hospice News on 2023 palliative care benefits in Medicare Advantage.
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Accessing Mental Health Care in America Is Hard. If You’re One of the 89 Million Americans on Medicaid, It’s Even Harder

Future Medicare Advantage policy must consider more deliberate opportunities to support person-centeredness, to recognize the outsized role that family caregivers play, and to integrate with Medicaid to promote equitable access and health outcomes.
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Family Caregiver Considerations for the Future of Hospital at Home Programs

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.
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