Aging and Disability Business Institute Now Accepting Applications for 2020 Medicare Advantage Learning Collaborative

The Aging and Disability Business Institute at the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) and the National Council on Aging are excited to announce a call for applications for aging and disability community-based organizations and networks to participate in a learning collaborative focused on building the knowledge and skills needed to successfully pursue …

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Building a Foundation for Health Care and Community-Based Organizations Partnerships

In recent years, the impact of the social determinants of health on an individual’s health and well-being has moved to the forefront of attention for many in the health care sector. The Social determinants of health include the social, economic and environmental factors that take place outside of typical health care settings and include access …

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Tools to Accelerate Cross-Sector Partnership Development

Cross-sector partnerships can be a powerful way to improve health care for older adults and people living with disabilities—and they demonstrate the extraordinary potential that can result for both health care systems and hospitals. Yet, without the right tools and information, these partnerships can be difficult to build and sustain. As a part of the …

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Contracting with Health Plans: Why Working With Health Plans and Payers Is Vital to the Independent Living Movement

REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR HERE. This webinar will inform CILs (Centers for Independent Living) and other CBOs (Community-Based Organizations) about partnering with health plans and payers and how it can help to diversify the funding and building of self-sustaining programs. The presenters have first-hand knowledge of how working with health plans and payers provides an …

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How Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley Replicates Its Cross-Sector Partnership Successes

In this Success Story learn how Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley (ESMV) created innovative change through their mission focused culture of service by cultivating partnerships across health and social sectors. Their cross-sector partnership model not only reduced health care costs, but improved the health outcomes of the older adults and disability community they serve …

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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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It’s Never Too Late to Change: How One Organization Embraced Opportunity

REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR HERE. New opportunities sometimes arise when they are least expected. An openness to learn, teach and work together is the synergy needed to make change. Area Agency on Aging, District 7 (AAA7) in Ohio has administered Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver services for the Ohio Department of Aging since …

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Innovative Thinking that Successfully Meets Payers Needs

This Aging and Disability Business Institute resource features the multi-payer approach to health care contracting implemented by Partners in Care Foundation (Partners), a community-based organization (CBO) located in San Fernando, CA. Partners was successful in securing contracts with Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), but the program was at risk of failing as there was no existing …

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Five Key Factors for Successful Health Care & CBO Partnerships

The increasing prevalence of value-based arrangements places providers at risk for not only cost, but also quality and outcomes. This movement from paying for activity to paying for results has forced providers in value-based arrangements to carefully consider factors such as cost, access, quality, care delivery efficacy and coordination throughout the entire continuum. With some …

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