Eldercare Voices: It’s Time to Implement a National Family Caregiver Strategy

Carol A. Rodat It has been said that we either have been, are currently, or will be a family caregiver at some point in time. Family caregivers – those who are providing some form of support to a family member, partner,...

Four Reasons Why Consumers Will Find Affordable Health Insurance in the Marketplaces

This blog was originally posted on the Families USA website. The uninsured rate is at an all-time low, as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made it possible for 20 million, and counting, to get covered and stay covered. However,...

Pushing Flexibility in Medicaid for Supportive Housing

We hope our work will create a model for advocates in other states working to address both homelessness and communities with high health needs.

Doing the Right Thing: A Model Medicaid ACO in Minneapolis

A new report from The Commonwealth Fund demonstrates how Hennepin Health, a Medicaid Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in Minneapolis, Minn. is breaking new ground in creating partnerships to address the range of health and social needs of the most at-risk...

States’ Role in Preventing Churn: The Good and the Bad

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 20 million people have gained health insurance coverage, creating a pathway to better health. However, holding on to that coverage is not always easy and barriers remain for many consumers. Even with the...

Long-Awaited Evaluation of Mass Duals Demo is Out!

Back in 2013, Massachusetts became the first state to use a full managed care approach under the CMS-sponsored Financial Alignment Demonstration. This demonstration, known as One Care, serves people with disabilities ages 21-64 who have both Medicare and Medicaid and...

Ten Years in the Making: PACE Gets Some Welcome Attention

Today, Community Catalyst’s Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation submitted comments on the proposed regulations updating the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) model. The regulations proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) represent...

Four Burning Questions and Tentative Answers About CMS’ Quality Payment Program

It’s here: the final rule for CMS’ Quality Payment Program (QPP/MACRA) has been released! You dug through 900+ pages, added new acronyms to your vocabulary, submitted comments, and, at the end of a long campaign, have another 2400+ pages to...

We Saw Change in the Making in Atlanta

[Being at the convening] reinforced for me the difference we can collectively make as the health advocacy movement continues to diversify and include more voices and perspectives.