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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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New Data Shows Racial and Ethnic Disparities for Medicare Beneficiaries Who Have Difficulty with Activities of Daily Living

Community-dwelling Medicare beneficiaries who are Black and/or Latino/a are more likely than white beneficiaries to report difficulty managing activities of daily living, according to a databook released by ATI Advisory (ATI) with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). Activities of daily living include dressing, bathing, walking across the room, transferring in and out of bed or chair, using the toilet, and eating.
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Disparities Among Medicare Beneficiaries Experiencing Difficulty with Activities of Daily Living

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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First 10 Drugs Selected for Medicare Negotiation

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced the first 10 drugs to be negotiated by Medicare. As CMS and pharmaceutical manufacturers prepare for negotiations, they will consider not only the effectiveness of these drugs, but also their financial performance and investment over the years. To create a public benchmark of these measures, ATI collected data from FDA labels, Evaluate Pharma and Omnium databases, the CMS spending dashboard, and proprietary data. For each drug, we present a summary of its time on the market, use in Medicare, clinical development activity and investment, global and U.S. sales, its position in the manufacturer’s portfolio, and deal history.
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Comparing Medicare Advantage and FFS Medicare Across Race and Ethnicity

Understanding differences in Medicare beneficiary experiences by race and ethnicity across Medicare Advantage and FFS Medicare can help policymakers and business leaders identify opportunities for health equity and continual improvement across both pathways to Medicare coverage.
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