The Dual Agenda: January 14, 2016

State Highlights

Reports from California, Massachusetts, New York and Oregon

Eldercare Voices

Building Platforms for America’s Family Caregivers  

“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 Victoria Walker, MD, National Coordinator of the Family Caregiver Platform Project. Dr. Walker is Chief Medical and Quality Officer for the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, the largest non-profit provider of long-term care and senior services in the U.S. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the departments of Family Medicine and Geriatrics at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine and is an APSA Congressional Health and Aging Policy

Noteworthy News

In this section:

  • Enrollment Numbers for Dual Eligible Demonstration Projects
  • Community Catalyst Submits Comments on CMS  Proposals
  • CMMI Announces Funding to Connect Medical Care with Social Services
  • Study Puts the Focus on Price in Controlling Health Care Spending
  • CMS Announces New Participants in Medicare ACOs
  • Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network Releases Final Alternative Payment Model White Paper
Featured Resources

In this section

  • Provider Engagement and Incentives in Care Management – Webinar Recording Available
  • New Payment for Chronic Care Management and Implications for Dual Eligibles
  • Issue Brief on Capitation Rates for MLTSS Programs
Key Dates

Webinars on New HHS Funding Opportunity:
Accountable Health Communities Model - Overview & Application Requirements

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