Tag Archives: Long-Term Care

In This Next Phase Of Health Reform, We Cannot Overlook Long Term Care

With the focus of Congress once again turning to health reform, we have an opportunity to fix the problems with the ACA, and find solutions to health care challenges that the ACA failed to address. One such challenge is the looming crisis of aging and long-term care.

March 16, 2017

A Unified Medicare Payment System For Post-Acute Care Is Feasible

Congress requested that the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recommend features of a unified payment system and consider the effects of moving to such a system. Our work found that a unified payment system is possible and would reduce current distortions.

September 28, 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

Ten Most-Read GrantWatch Posts Of 2015

The most popular GrantWatch posts among our readers in 2015 were on a variety of subjects including health care for older people, behavioral health, Medicaid, social determinants of health, long-term care, data, and price transparency.

January 27, 2016

Health Affairs Financing Long-Term Services And Supports Briefing Recap

On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, Health Affairs commemorated the release of its Web First article, “Financing Long-Term Services And Supports,” at a forum in DC. For those who missed the briefing or just want a quick recap, here’s a Storify summary of the engaging Twitter conversation.

November 18, 2015

Health Affairs Web First: Modeling New Ways Of Financing Long-Term Services And Supports

A new study, being released as a Web First by Health Affairs, offers the first look at some new potential consumer choices, by examining three new insurance options and simulating their costs and distributional effects.

November 16, 2015

Do Americans Understand Long-Term Care?

Read about a recent survey funded by the SCAN Foundation. Experts estimate that 70 percent of Americans who reach age sixty-five will need some type of long-term care, notes the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, which conducted the poll. Are Americans prepared?

July 16, 2015

Looking At The Future Of Alzheimer’s Disease Policy

It is time to engage public health in aggressive efforts to address Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias without delay. As I noted in Health Affairs in April 2014, numerous U.S. states are already taking some action. Since then an additional 12 states, for a total of 40 states have developed...

July 14, 2015

To Increase Value in Medicare, Expand Coverage To Long-Term Care

Medicare has recently announced policy moves designed to improve the value of its spending. Few people would argue with this goal at an abstract level, but what it means in practical terms is less clear.

June 12, 2015