Tag Archives: Aging

A Response To A Critique Of The Urban Institute Model Of Financing Long-Term Services And Supports

We stand behind our original analysis and remain convinced that DYNASIM, the model used to generate our simulations, is a valuable tool for projecting LTSS spending and evaluating alternative financing options.

March 17, 2017

The Urban Institute Model Of Financing Long-Term Services And Supports: A Critical Review

In this post, I make the case that there are serious flaws in a recent Urban Institute attempt at modeling, employed in Health Affairs, for new public insurance programs for financing LTSS.

February 15, 2017

Age-Friendly Health Systems: How Do We Get There?

The new paradigm for an age-friendly health system is based on patients’ goals and values, and on improved outcomes and lower costs of care within the walls of the hospital and beyond, says The John A. Hartford Foundation. It aims to test the new Age-Friendly Health Systems approach to care by...

November 3, 2016

Embracing The Role Of Family Caregivers In The U.S. Health System

As individuals age, their need for both medical and nonmedical services and supports increases. In a recent report, we review current policies addressing the needs of family caregivers, evaluate emerging evidence on the effectiveness of these policies, and suggest some potential new policy...

September 8, 2016

The Need For Additional Flexibility In Medicare Advantage

While social determinants of health are often addressed outside of the health care system, there is evidence that shows positive associations between social services spending and better health outcomes.

August 29, 2016

Using Community Input To Improve Advance Care Planning

CMS' decision to compensate physicians for having advance care planning conversations was an important step to transform ACP. However, we cannot expect physician reimbursement to change attitudes surrounding ACP — we need to engage community members and leaders.

August 22, 2016

People Post: Staff And Board Changes At Foundations; Job Opening: Foundation President

Read about staff changes at foundations from Maine to California. Interested in being a foundation president? There's an opening.

July 22, 2016

The 2016 Medicare Trustees Report: Is Medicare Doomed?

Medicare has been successful in assuring the health and economic security of the nation’s elderly and disabled. As it enters its second 50 years, the program faces considerable challenges and better strategies are needed to serve the growing number of beneficiaries.

July 12, 2016

Integrating Health Care And Housing To Promote Healthy Aging

By 2030, 74 million Americans will be 65 years of age or more. Ensuring a safe, age-friendly home and utilizing the home as a potential site of care for seniors should be seen as important policy objectives to support care management.

May 23, 2016

Addressing “Triggers Of Decline” In Older Adults’ Physical, Cognitive, Or Mental Health

A foundation in New York State and Syracuse University have developed a model focusing on risk factors that may bring about decline in once healthy older adults.

May 10, 2016