New Resource Helps Centers for Independent Living Prepare for Contracting with Health Care Entities

Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and other community-based organizations (CBOs) have a prime opportunity to develop new contracts with health care providers and payers, including health plans, as these organizations seek to engage with CBOs for their expertise in improving services to and outcomes of clients. The roots that CILs have in consumer direction can …

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The Base Case: An HIT Funding Opportunity for Area Agencies on Aging

  Despite a surging population of adults age 60 and older in the United States and increasing pressure for more integrated health and social services systems, the Aging Network faces significant challenges in accessing the necessary information technology (IT) infrastructure to achieve this integration. In 2009, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health …

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Making the Case For Health- Related Services as a Key Component of Health Care

Contracting with health care organizations requires Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and other community-based organizations (CBOs) to move from service-based reporting to alignment with clinical outcomes and, ultimately, to demonstrate lower health care costs, via reduced hospital readmission rates or other measurements. Providing individuals with person-centered options counseling and assessments, and connecting people with services …

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Paving the Way Towards Sustainable Healthy Communities

Last month, the National Council on Aging’s (NCOA) Center for Healthy Aging brought together state and local agencies, community-based organizations (CBOs) and others that are implementing chronic disease self-management education (CDSME), falls prevention programs, and other evidence-based health promotion/disease prevention programs for its annual meeting in Arlington, VA. The theme for this year’s event was …

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Health Care And Community-Based Organizations Have Finally Begun Partnering To Integrate Health And Long-Term Care

This blog was originally published by Health Affairs on February 2, 2018. Community-based organizations such as area agencies on aging (AAAs) and centers for independent living (CILs) have served for decades as cost-effective, trusted, and proven resources for addressing the health-related social needs of older adults and people with disabilities, including long-term care needs. Yet, …

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NCOA’s Roadmap to Community Integrated Health Care

The National Council on Aging’s (NCOA) Center for Healthy Aging is honored to serve as a partner with n4a’s Aging & Disability Business Institute (Business Institute) and contribute the important work of assisting community-based organizations (CBOs) to successfully adapt to a changing health care environment, enhance their organizational capacity, and capitalize on emerging opportunities to diversify funding. …

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Transportation Undergirds Health Care

In any given year, 3.6 million individuals miss or delay medical appointments due to a lack of available and affordable transportation.[i] For individuals with chronic health care needs, such as cancer or kidney failure, not having access to transportation to go to the doctor or clinic can result in re-hospitalization, nursing home placement…even death. Furthermore, …

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Business Institute and Collaborative Consulting Launch New Readiness Assessment Tool for CBOs

TO ACCESS THE READINESS ASSESSMENT, CLICK HERE   In our work over the past several years, we have experienced first-hand the potential that the design and implementation of effective cross-sector partnerships have in creating a better system of health. These partnerships, bringing together community based organizations (CBOs) and healthcare providers and payers are resulting in …

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Three Questions to Ask Yourself to Drive Improvement

We live in a data driven age. It is estimated today that the volume of information available to humans doubles every twelve months. Technology makes it easier to capture and store information.  We have more information at our finger tips. What to buy, what to do, where to go: there’s probably an app for that.   CICOA Aging …

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Aging and Disability Business Institute Launches Survey to Take the Pulse of CBO-Health Care Partnerships

Aging and disability community-based organizations (CBOs)* across the country are partnering with health care payers and providers at an ever-increasing pace, coming together to bridge the worlds of medical care and social supports to achieve the Triple Aim of better care, improved health, and lower costs. The Aging and Disability Business Institute, along with its …

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