Posts for Health System Transformation

Excitement, Caution and Unanswered Questions: A Look at CMS’s New Primary Care Models

At the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation, we’ve long been champions of the important role primary care plays in improving health outcomes, lowering health care costs and achieving health equity.

Eldercare Voices: Embracing Population Health to Improve Care for Older Adults

The emergence of value-based models of care has brought increased attention to improving coordination and quality while reducing unnecessary procedures and increasing attention to quality of life and patient-centered, individualized care.

Rubber, Meet Road: Consumer Engagement in Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organization Program

At a meeting of Community Advisory Council members engaged with Orgeon's Coordinated Care Programs (CCOs),many lessons on how the potential of these bodies can be realized through effective implementation.

Eldercare Voices: When Person-Centered Services Stop at My Mother's Nursing Home Door

Lori Simon-Rusinowitz, MPH, Ph.D. What can a daughter do when her mother's reality – a nursing home with no person-centered care in sight – presents a stark contrast to her own work devoted to making person-centered services available to all?...

Director's Corner: What’s Next for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees?

Last Wednesday, the Center was honored to host “The Dual Imperative: What’s Next for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees” in Washington, D.C. to discuss improving care for the 11 million people enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid. This population includes older adults, people...

Innovation Continues, For Better or Worse, Despite Congressional Gridlock

“Public Expects Gridlock” is the headline to a summary of survey findings about what voters expect out of Washington post-midterm elections. The Democrats control the House, Republicans control the Senate and not much of anything will get done inside the...

Consumer Advocacy Around a “Do-Over” for Medicaid Managed Care in Alabama

After a new governor in Alabama halted planning for regional care organizations (RCOs) as the model for Medicaid managed care in the state, advocates with Arise Citizens’ Policy Project are involved in state efforts to come up with a better model.

What the Massachusetts One Care Implementation Council Teaches Us About Consumer Engagement

In 2013, Massachusetts developed the One Care Implementation Council so consumers could have an active role in the implementation of Massachusetts’ Financial Alignment Initiative, known as “One Care.” I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with consumers, advocates and...

Director's Corner: We’ve Got Your Back on Your 53rd Birthday, Medicare & Medicaid!

Medicare and Medicaid are turning 53 at the end of this month. Their importance to the health of the nation is hard to overstate: together, they provide coverage to one in three people in the United States, including many with...
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