Tag Archives: Medicare

Health Policy Brief: Telehealth Parity Laws

A new policy brief from Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation examines telehealth parity laws in the United States.

August 15, 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

Oral Health, Veterans’ Health: Tidbits From The Grantmakers In Health Conference

News from a big conference of health foundations in March 2016.

April 12, 2016

Time to Fashion A Quilt From The Patchwork Of Advance Care Planning

Given that 75 percent of people hospitalized with a critical illness cannot make their wishes known at that time, advance care planning is an important way for people to receive the care they want and avoid the care they don't want.

March 29, 2016

Patients Are The Sun: The Imperative For Consumer Engagement In Transforming Health Care

A new center aiming to advance the role of consumers in transformation of the health care system has launched.

February 11, 2016

How Funders Can Support Emerging Accountable Care Organizations To Maximize Their Potential

Foundations and others can partner with policy makers and researchers to play a critical role in addressing the remaining challenges for ACOs and in supporting the evolution of promising ACO models.

January 5, 2016

Live Well, Die Well: Thoughts On The Best Care Possible Through The End of Life

Communication between medical professionals and patients and their families is important, so that patients can clarify what kind of care they want through the end of life.

November 5, 2015

People Post: News of Foundation Staffs and Boards; Job Opening

People news from the world of health philanthropy.

October 2, 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

Fifty Years In, Medicare Has Transformed Health Care. What’s In Store For The Next Fifty?

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the enactment of Medicare. Before President Johnson signed the program into law on July 30th, 1965, fewer than half of Americans over the age of 65 had health insurance.

June 17, 2015