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Strengthening Family Caregiving Programs and Policies through Collaboration: Lessons from Six States

The Center for Health Care Strategies published a brief highlighting six states – Alabama, Idaho, Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Virginia – who have participated in innovative work to boost the support network for family caregivers. The brief includes lesson learned from each of the states’ programs and policies that support family caregivers. Additionally, the brief describes four elements that are essential to making effective changes to family caregiver support programs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/72159

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State Efforts to Integrate Care for Dually Eligible Beneficiaries: 2020 Update

This brief looks at states who operate Medicare-Medicaid integrated care models based on demonstrations under the federal Financial Alignment Initiative (FAI) or through Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs) that are aligned with Medicaid managed care plans. It explores factors that contributed to state investment and successful program implementation. The brief also provides an overview of opportunities for other states interested in creating or enhancing integrated care programs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71952

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The History, Evolution, and Future of Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations

This brief from the Center for Health Care Strategies discusses how accountable care organizations (ACOs) have become increasingly prevalent in the United States. This brief highlights the results of Medicaid ACO programs across the country to date, as well as key themes and lessons from these early adopters. It also examines how Medicaid ACO programs have evolved over time.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70215

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Advancing Medicare and Medicaid Integration: Key Program Features and Factors Driving State Investment

For individuals who receive services from both Medicare and Medicaid, care is often fragmented across a wide array of medical, behavioral health, and long-term care providers. Medicare and Medicaid offer otherwise uncoordinated systems of care with different eligibility criteria, benefits, provider networks, and enrollment processes. This issue brief describes key features of effective integrated care programs and presents top policy considerations driving state investment in these programs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69991

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Examining Oral Health Care Utilization and Expenditures for Low-Income Adults

This brief analyzes dental service use and cost data for non-elderly Medicaid-enrolled adults by individual, community, and state-level factors. This brief is intended to help stakeholders identify opportunities to improve access to care and, ultimately, achieve sustainable oral health improvements for low-income adults.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69939

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Using Medicaid Levers to Support Health Care Partnerships with Community-Based Organizations

This fact sheet outlines strategies to help Medicaid stakeholders encourage partnerships between community-based organizations and health care organizations. States can provide: (1) financial support to build and sustain program capacity; (2) assistance in identifying metrics for evaluation; (3) incentives to providers to address social determinants of health; and (4) use of policy levers, including value-based contracts, managed care organization regulations, and state plan amendments.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69899

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Partnership Assessment Tool for Health

This tool was designed for community-based organizations and health care organizations in existing partnerships. It provides a template to understand progress toward benchmarks characteristic of effective partnerships, identify areas for further development, and guide strategic conversation. This tool is meant to help partnering organizations work together more effectively and maximize their impact.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69898

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Collaborating to Reduce Hospital Readmissions for Older Adults with Complex Needs: Eastern Virginia Care Transitions Partnership

The Eastern Virginia Care Transitions Partnership (EVCTP) is a largescale partnership including Bay Aging and four other Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs), four health systems, three managed care organizations (MCOs), and other health care and human service providers. This case study describes several topics including the service delivery model, information sharing and reporting, shared governance, success factors, and challenges.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69841

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Working Together Toward Better Health Outcomes

The Partnership for Healthy Outcomes, a project of the Center for Health Care Strategies, Nonprofit Finance Fund, and the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, has published a report that captures and analyzes lessons from health care organizations and community-based organizations (CBOs) that are partnering to address both the clinical and the social determinants of health. This report is based on a survey of more than 200 health care related partnerships.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69594

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