Building and Financing Sustainable Partnerships between Health Care and Community-Based Organizations

REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR HERE. In a newly released report that Meals on Wheels America prepared with Quantified Ventures, and supported by Nonprofit Finance Fund, Effective Partnerships Between Community-Based Organizations and Healthcare: A Possible Path to Sustainability, describes a first-in-kind attempt to develop a Pay for Success project between a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan and Meals …

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Building Age-Friendly Health Systems

When Susan Shelton’s 99-year old father, Chet, was a patient at the Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC), he received care that was tailored specifically to his needs. This unique experience is all due to AAMC’s Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative. The initiative aims to significantly improve care and quality of life for older adults through personalized, …

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Colorado Springs: The Independence Center’s Veteran in Charge Program

Innovation in integrated care is happening everywhere. From hospitals to health plans, doctors’ offices to outpatient clinics, traditional health care players are increasingly partnering with community-based organizations (CBOs) to deliver critical services that keep people living independently and with dignity in their homes and communities for as long as possible. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) …

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Improving Care of Older Adults in Patient-Centered Medical Homes

A new article in the Public Policy and Aging Report highlights the important role of social determinants of health, as well as community-based organizations, in addressing the needs of older adults in Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs). PCMHs are designed to transform primary care delivery while also addressing the triple aim of improved patient experience, population …

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Caring, Cost-Saving and Credibility in the Commonwealth

Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries living in the Commonwealth of Virginia are receiving extraordinary (and convenient) care through a partnership model that has served thousands since its inception two years ago. This Aging Today article, highlights  the VAAACares (Virginia Area Agencies on Aging—Caring for the Commonwealth) program, which  provides comprehensive care coordination, care transitions and many other services …

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A Right-Minded Partnership Focuses on Healing in Community

This Aging and Disability Business Institute article highlights the enduring relationship between Senior’s Resource Center (SRC) and the Lutheran Medical Center. These Denver, Colo. based centers initiated a pilot partnership that sought out to help older adults suffering from chronic heart failure, avoid hospital readmissions, and to transition successfully back to their communities. The pilot …

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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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Virginia Finds Better Ways to Transition Patients from the Hospital to Their Homes

urse and elderly man spending time together in the home

*This blog is cross-posted on America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) blog HERE.  As part of its outreach to and collaboration with the health care community, the Aging and Disability Business Institute worked with AHIP to develop this blog and create a conference session on the Virginia AAA partnership described below for AHIP’s Conference on Dual …

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Build on Your “Wins”: The Eastern Virginia Care Transitions Partnership & VAAACares. Bringing Value to Health Care in Virginia

Image of an older white woman in a wheelchair being assisted in her home by 2 middle-aged white women health care workers.

Recent federal and state initiatives have sought to reduce unnecessary readmissions to hospitals and focus on the frequent transitions of care between care settings that patients experience – especially older patients and those with multiple chronic conditions.  There is growing recognition that most root causes of readmission are due to social needs, not clinical needs. …

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ADRC Agility: FREED Center for Independent Living and the Sacramento, CA Area Agency on Aging

image of the side-by-side logos of the FREED Center for Independent Living and the Area Aging on Aging in Sacramento, California. The FREED logo is a graphic of a blue bird flying over green evergreen trees.

The healthcare system in the United States is in a state of transition, as innovations and policy shifts disrupt longstanding practices and move health care providers toward shared accountability for health outcomes and value. New payment structures are spreading financial risk more widely, for example, by introducing new forms of capitation and incentive payments for …

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