Payment Reform: Creating a $trong Foundation for Health System Transformation

In a blog two weeks ago, we sketched out a multi-part agenda addressing what Community Catalyst believes are the key areas on which consumer advocates should focus in the midst of the current changes in the organization of health services....

Affordable Senior Housing and Services: A Coordinated Approach to Serving Vulnerable Older Adults

The cutting edge work described in this piece highlights the opportunities to deliver coordinated care and services, with a meaningful role played by service coordinators in affordable senior housing facilities.

Building Bridges to Better Health

To mark Older Americans Month, the Voices for Better Health project has debuted a new video highlighting an important strategy to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable older adults.

Eldercare Voices: Medicare’s Advance Care Planning Payment Is a Game-Changer

Amy J. Berman, BS, RN Note: This column first appeared in the John A. Hartford Foundation’s HealthAGEnda blog on November 12, 2015. The end of October marked five years since I was diagnosed with stage IV inflammatory breast cancer, a life-limiting disease....

Rhode Island’s Dual Eligible Demonstration Project: Learning and Adjusting

In July, the Ocean State became the thirteenth state to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with CMS to move forward with integrating services and financing for its Medicare-Medicaid population (dual eligible).

What Should We Hope To Achieve Through Health System Transformation?

This is the first in a blog series outlining Community Catalyst’s policy priorities for Health System Transformation.

Notes from the Frontline - Organizing to Make a Change

Since partnering with the Voices for Better Health project in 2014, I have spoken to nearly 500 older adults and people with disabilities.

Rush to Judgment?

Under the Affordable Care Act, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is assisting states in integrating care for people who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.

Tackling Health Disparities in the Aging Population

With April being National Minority Health Month, the time is now to stand against the barriers that create the social, health and economic disparities experienced by older adults – a population that is becoming more and more diverse.
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