In their article published today in Health Affairs Forefront, Michael Monson and Sarah Barth outline the major provisions of proposed rule by CMS aimed at enhancing care and services for individuals who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.
The latest HSEI briefs show that national health spending grew by 6.2% in 2023, job openings in health care and social assistance remain extremely high, and health care services prices increased in January.
PACE organizations adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic to deliver services primarily in participants' homes, and many plan to continue providing more care at home. This research highlights the importance of integrated payments and person-centered care in long-term services and support programs.
The latest HSEI briefs show that health spending has remained below 17.5% of GDP for the last two years, that December capped off a historic year in health care job creation, and that health care price growth remained stable last month.
The latest HSEI briefs show that health care job growth matched its 12-month peak in November, national health spending grew by 4.1% in 2022, and increases in utilization continue to outpace health care price growth.
Over the last two years, the MI-SPARC program provided primary care providers with free help to implement screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) into their practices. The resources developed from this program are now available for all clinicians and support teams on a newly launched website.
Monson’s experience in long-term services and supports (LTSS) will support the LTQA member organizations that represent the full range of health care and social services delivery systems involved in provision, administration, innovation, policymaking, and advocacy for quality LTSS.
New report, "Options to Increase Access to Long-Term Care Financing, Services, and Supports in Minnesota," identifies three recommendations to alleviate the financial burden of long-term care costs on individuals and their families and Medicaid.