Screening for Social Needs: How Medicaid Can Address Social Determinants of Health

Several states are in the beginning stages of allowing their Medicaid program to deliver care to patients in ways that address their health-related social needs.

Five Takeaways from the New Evaluations of the Financial Alignment Initiative

In late November, the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office (MMCO) released long-awaited evaluation reports for five states participating in the Financial Alignment Initiative (FAI) – first evaluation reports for California, Illinois and Ohio, and second annual reports for Minnesota and Washington. California,...

Eldercare Voices: When Person-Centered Services Stop at My Mother's Nursing Home Door

Lori Simon-Rusinowitz, MPH, Ph.D. What can a daughter do when her mother's reality – a nursing home with no person-centered care in sight – presents a stark contrast to her own work devoted to making person-centered services available to all?...

Director's Corner: What’s Next for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees?

Last Wednesday, the Center was honored to host “The Dual Imperative: What’s Next for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees” in Washington, D.C. to discuss improving care for the 11 million people enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid. This population includes older adults, people...

Innovation Continues, For Better or Worse, Despite Congressional Gridlock

“Public Expects Gridlock” is the headline to a summary of survey findings about what voters expect out of Washington post-midterm elections. The Democrats control the House, Republicans control the Senate and not much of anything will get done inside the...

After the Elections: What’s Next? A Look at Social and Economic Health Determinants

Here are three key ways health care advocates can help the health care system engage proactively on SDOH

Director’s Corner: Counting Chads – A Post-Election Recap

It’s been over a week since election day, and final counts (and, in some cases, recounts) are still underway. But the broad outlines have come into view: the Senate will remain under Republican control, the Democrats have gained a clear...

Eldercare Voices: Spotlight – Learning to Appreciate Integrated Care to Address Mental Health Needs

Gregg Warshaw, M.D.   The practice of geriatric medicine is characterized by an inter-professional approach. During my career I’ve been fortunate to practice in settings with comprehensive team-based care.  Most recently, for the past three years, I have been working...

Dedicated Community Members Leading by Example in Rhode Island

In 2016, Rhode Island established a consumer-led Implementation Council (IC) for the state’s dual eligible demonstration project, the Integrated Care Initiative (ICI). This body is a community member-led council that is supported by the state’s Executive Office of Human Services...
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