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 were 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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A Meals Program in Connecticut Keeps Cardiac Patients at Home and Out of the Hospital

Senior Nutrition Services, a division of New Opportunities, Inc., in Waterbury, Connecticut, is a meals and nutrition services provider that is embracing partnerships with the health care sector in order to improve the quality of life of its clients and bolster the sustainability and capacity of the organization. This Aging Today feature article, part of a series …

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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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Cost-Modeling CBO Services for Health Care Partnership Success

REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR HERE    On this webinar, an aging network business development expert will walk through the importance of cost- and price-modeling for community-based organizations (CBOs) looking to partner with the health care sector, detailing key steps and definitions in the process, and explain how correct pricing strategies can help CBOs achieve and …

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The SCAN Foundation Linkage Lab: The Camarillo Health Care District

Part of a six part series of Linkage Lab case studies developed by The SCAN Foundation, this Success Story highlights how the Camarillo Health Care District (the District) was able to successfully participate within a community-based organization (CBO) network to contract additional services to health care entities, including a national managed care organization. The District …

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The SCAN Foundation Linkage Lab: Bay Area Community Services

Part of a six part series of Linkage Lab case studies developed by The SCAN Foundation, this Success Story showcases the Bay Area Community Services’ (BACS) goal to achieve a meaningful partnership with the health care sector. Bay Area Community Services (BACS) in Oakland, CA serves both older adults and adults experiencing mental illness, substance …

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