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 Evolution of CBO Contracts with Health Care Organizations: 2018 RFI Survey Results

REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR HERE. Join the Business Institute and the Scripps Gerontology Center for the release of brand-new data on contracting between community-based organizations (CBOs) and health care entities. Last year, the Business Institute’s Request for Information (RFI) survey found that aging and disability CBOs across the country are partnering with health care payers and …

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Outcome Measurement Tools

REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR HERE. The University of Minnesota’s Research and Training Center on HCBS Outcome Measurement (RTC/OM) and ACL are presenting a webinar on the development and use of a database designed to support users to better understand and use home- and community-based services (HCBS) outcome measurement tools. The relational database, hosted on the University’s RTC/OM website, …

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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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Nutrition Services Program Outcomes Evaluation

REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR HERE. ACL’s Nutrition Services Program (NSP) (provided through Title III-C under the Older Americans Act) provides access to nutritious meals, facilitates social contact, supports family caregivers, and helps older adults maintain their dignity in their homes and communities. In a continued effort to rebalance long-term care towards home- and community-based services, ACL has …

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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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Adapting to the Environment: How One Organization Maximized Opportunity

REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR HERE. Trends change. Keeping an eye on changes in the business environment can help community based organizations (CBOs) identify ways to expand their businesses, modify their practices or meet new and enhanced outcomes for the people they serve. In 2017, Community Options Enterprises, a subsidiary of Community Options, a national non-profit organization, …

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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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