Start Date: 5/30/2018 1:00 PM EDT
End Date: 5/30/2018 2:00 PM EDT
Event Website: http://asaging.org/web-seminars/chronic-care-act-new-opportunities-advance-complex-care-through-community-clinical-part
Aging and Disability Business Institute
In February 2018, Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act, which includes the CHRONIC Care Act. This historic law aims to improve care quality for individuals with complex health and social needs, including older adults and people with disabilities. The law employs a variety of mechanisms, including enhancing care coordination in Accountable Care Organizations, extending a successful home-based primary care pilot and allowing for expanded telehealth service delivery. It also focuses on Medicare Advantage (MA) and Special Needs Plans, giving MA plans greater flexibility to cover non-medical benefits, such as home-delivered meals or home modifications, for targeted high-need/high-risk Medicare and dually eligible members.
This expansion represents a shift in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ interpretation of which types of interventions are considered “health-related.” And for the first time on a wide scale, it opens the door for community-based organizations (CBO) to partner with MA plans and get paid for delivering the services in which they excel. In this web seminar, expert speakers will explain the changes ushered in by the CHRONIC Care Act, detail its potential to improve care for complex-need populations and explore its implications for CBO reimbursement and healthcare integration.
- Gretchen E. Alkema, Ph.D., LCSW, Vice President of Policy and Communications, The SCAN Foundation.
- Mary Kaschak, Deputy Director, Aging and Disability Business Institute, n4a