The Dual Agenda: November 19, 2015

State Highlights

Reports from Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan and New York

Eldercare Voices

Medicare’s Advance Care Planning Payment
Is a Game-Changer

“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 Amy J. Berman, BS, RN.  Ms. Berman is a Senior Program Officer at the John A. Hartford Foundation, and heads the Integrating and Improving Services program, focusing on developing innovative, cost-effective models of care for older adults.  She also directs a number of collaborations with the U.S. Administration on Aging/AARP that address the needs of family caregivers.  Prior to joining Hartford, Ms. Berman served as Nursing Education Initiatives Director at the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University’s College of Nursing, and before that she worked in home health care administration.

Noteworthy News

In this section:

  • News on Nondiscrimination and Reducing Health Disparities
  • Prevention Institute Report on Health Equity Metrics
  • Monthly Update on Dual Eligible Demonstration Enrollment
  • CMS Soliciting Comments on Discharge Planning and Quality Rating Strategy
Featured Resources

In this section:

  • New Health System Transformation Resources from Community Catalyst
  • Kaiser Brief Discuss Social Determinants of Health
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