Making It Safe to Grow Old: A Financial Simulation Model for Launching MediCaring Communities for Frail Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries

Online Article | July 01, 2016

Source: The Milbank Quarterly

Altarum's Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness has developed MediCaring Communities, to improve services for elderly Medicare beneficiaries through longitudinal care planning, better-coordinated and more desirable medical and social services, and local monitoring and management of a community’s quality and supply of services.

This study uses financial simulation to determine whether communities could implement the model within current Medicare and Medicaid spending levels, an important consideration to enable development and broad implementation.

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