The Health of Aging Populations News

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  • Enticing Dually Eligible Beneficiaries to Enroll in Integrated Medicare–Medicaid Plans

    Oct 9, 2019

    In 2018, nearly five years after the launch of a federal demonstration program designed to coordinate care for people who are dually eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, the participation rate was low and varied widely by state. To discover the secrets to successful enrollment in states like Ohio, Mathematica conducted a study of how state program design, concurrent state programs and policies, health plan markets, and other factors affected enrollment over time in all 10 participating states. Read more

  • The Role of Public Health in Helping Older Americans Live Healthy and Independent Lives

    Aug 22, 2019

    In a new Milbank blog post, John Auerbach, president and CEO of Trust for America’s Health, and Terry Fulmer, president of The John A. Hartford Foundation, say that now it’s time for public health to help our growing population of older adults remain healthy and independent. Read more

  • How Five States Are Supporting Family Caregivers

    Jun 19, 2019

    Family and unpaid caregivers play a foundational role in the care of older adults with complex health needs and disabling conditions. In a new report cosponsored by The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Milbank Memorial Fund, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health highlight five states—Washington, Hawaii, Maine, Minnesota, and Tennessee—that have advanced policies and programs in support of family caregivers. Read more

  • New Milbank-Supported Report: Strengthening Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports: 2019 Update

    Mar 20, 2019

    As the population ages, one of the greatest challenges facing state officials is how to organize and pay for long-term services and supports (LTSS) for low-income elderly and disabled adults—the most complex, expensive, and fastest-growing group covered by Medicaid. To help address this challenge, a toolkit for state leaders published in 2017 has been updated. Written by Manatt Health … Read more

  • States Join National Initiative to Advance Strategies for Supporting Family Caregivers

    Nov 29, 2018

    The Milbank Memorial Fund has joined several other foundations—including The John A. Hartford Foundation, the May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation—to work on a national initiative to advance strategies in support of family caregivers. The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), which is implementing the initiative, announced earlier this month … Read more

  • New Report: Bundling, Benchmarking, and Beyond: Paying for Value in Home- and Community-Based Services

    Jul 11, 2018

    State Medicaid agencies have been attempting—with increasing success—to encourage more long-term services and supports in home and community settings. But how do they know what they’re paying for and if the costs are appropriate for the quality their Medicaid beneficiaries are receiving? Bundled payments, a package of health care services paid for as a set, is an alternative home- and … Read more

  • Helping States Support Family Caregiving

    Jun 27, 2018

    While families want to provide care for their loved ones, especially those who are elderly or disabled, they often need some kind of medical, social, and/or economic support. The need for assistance, however, can surpass resources—and most states are not yet prepared, either fiscally or programmatically, to provide policies that support families. The Milbank Memorial Fund has teamed up … Read more

  • Policymakers from Four States Gather to Learn about Reforming their Medicaid LTSS Systems

    Mar 29, 2018

    Low-income adults who need and use long-term services and supports (LTSS) are among the most complex, expensive, and fast-growing populations covered by Medicaid. State officials face challenges in organizing and paying for these services. In light of the new federal policy environment and interest in improving LTSS, the Fund, in partnership with the SCAN Foundation and the Center for Health Care … Read more

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