The Dual Agenda: July 13, 2016

State Highlights

Reports from California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania and South Carolina

Eldercare Voices

Hilde’s Story: Overcoming a Setback Through Person-Centered Care

“Eldercare Voices” is an occasional feature of The Dual Agenda, inviting guest commentators directly involved in care delivery to older adults to share their perspectives from the field. This edition's column is from Dr. Christine (Himes) Fordyce, who has been a primary care physician and geriatrician at Group Health in Seattle since 1988. She has served in numerous leadership roles focused on the care of older adults at Group Health including Director of Geriatrics and Long-Term Care, Medicare Medical Director and Healthy Aging Medical Director, leading the work of integrating care systems for older adults. Most recently this work has focused on the Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) model for both the Group Health Physicians group practice and the network Accountable Care Organizations.

Noteworthy News

In this section:

  • CMS Releases Proposed Rule on Medicare Primary Care Payment and Indicates Flexibility on Prescription Drug Proposal
  • ACOs Demonstrate Modest Cost Savings for Medicare Enrollees
  • Shortage of Geriatricians Becoming More Acute
Featured Resources

In this section:

  • More HCBS Result in Lower Nursing Home Utilization
  • Check out the Healthy Aging Portal from the CDC
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