A Turning Point in Medicare Policy
Together with The SCAN Foundation and The Long-Term Quality Alliance, we convened a working group of national experts on Medicare Advantage and long-term services and supports to develop principles to guide implementation and successful adoption of Special Supplemental Benefits for the Chronically Ill.
Comparing the Characteristics and Experiences of Medicare Beneficiaries
We conducted original data analysis using the 2016 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey to compare traditional Medicare beneficiaries with those enrolled in private Medicare Advantage plans.
We convened more than 40 experts from academia, business, healthcare, nonprofit organizations, and government to identify immediate action areas to accelerate an optimal system of care for brain health.
Invention Born of Necessity: The Provider-Led Medicare Advantage Plan
We analyzed one innovative provider’s readiness and ability to form and operate an I-SNP for its residents.
Chronic Care Act: Making the Case for Non-Medical Services and Supports in Medicare Advantage Supplemental Benefits
We analyzed the impact of chronic conditions and activities of daily living on Medicare utilization in an effort to better understand high cost, high need populations that could benefit from additional supplemental benefits.
Need for LTSS Emerging as a Defining Characteristic of High-Cost, High Need Medicare Population
What is the relationship between LTSS need and Medicare spending that could influence spending? We partnered with the Long-Term Care Quality Alliance and Johns Hopkins University researchers to answer this question.
Integrated Care in Seniors Housing That Meets the Triple Aim
To understand the impact of integrated care in seniors housing, we compared patient outcomes from residents of an innovative senior housing company to the patient outcomes of a similarly disabled and cognitively impaired Medicare population.
Five Health Plans Successfully Bridge Acute and Long-Term Care Needs
We partnered with the Long-Term Care Quality Alliance to define long-term services and supports (LTSS) integration and study the aspects of LTSS integration that appear to contribute most to cost and quality outcomes. For this study, we selected five organizations around the country that have experience integrating LTSS and medical care and are successful examples of LTSS.
Bipartisan Consensus on Long-Term Care Financing
In 2015, three unique bipartisan groups worked collaboratively but separately and came to the same conclusion about the future of financing long-term care. We partnered with The SCAN Foundation to analyze the three sets of policy recommendations.
The Hot Spot for Medicare Spending
We examined Medicare data and found that in 2012, Medicare spent approximately $17,961 per capita on older adults with both chronic conditions and high functional impairment (the inability to perform two or more activities of daily living) compared to about $7,228 on those with chronic conditions but no functional impairment.