Healthcare Equity

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Identifying Scalable Behavioral Health Models for Older Adults

With support from West Health Institute, ATI Advisory created a compendium of more than 40 innovative models and programs that can help meet the behavioral health needs of the older adult population. ATI’s analysis includes policy and financing considerations to help identify and translate attributes that support scale and enable sustainability for stakeholders. These include state, community-based organizations and managed care plans looking to develop or implement integrated behavioral health strategies for older adults.
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Exploring Health Equity in Complex Medicaid Populations

ATI Advisory in partnership with UnitedHealthcare Community & State, developed a report highlighting the health equity considerations faced by Medicaid beneficiaries with complex care needs. Findings from ATI's analysis show substantial disparities and intersectional needs among individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, individuals with long term services and supports (LTSS) need, and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).
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Ensuring Equity and Fairness in Medicare Advantage Quality Measurement

The Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (HOS) aims to gather meaningful self-reported data from Medicare Advantage (MA) beneficiaries to measure health plan quality performance. As Congress and CMS seek to advance health equity and to better understand and quantify the quality of care received by Medicare beneficiaries, this report outlines recommendations to address the shortcomings of the HOS and modernize it to better reflect and understand the changing Medicare population.
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Approaches to Meet Behavioral Health Needs 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.
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What’s Next? Retaining the Successes of the Medicare-Medicaid Plan (MMP) Model

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.
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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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