National Association of Areas on Aging N4A 43rd Annual Conference-Chicago

The critical importance of aligning the Social Determinants of Health with medical needs is finally becoming recognized by CMA as well as the Managed Care Community, payers and providers.The association members have been addressing these needs in their communities for over 30 years. But now is necessary to have an integrated approach. An approach that… Continue reading National Association of Areas on Aging N4A 43rd Annual Conference-Chicago

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Leading Age Illinois Conference

Root Causes of Post Acute Care (PAC) Operator Insomnia! AKA “What keeps PAC operators up a night?” Root Causes of insomnia As the old saw goes “The more things change, the more they stay the same,” The presentation about the causes of worry for Post Acute Operators was about problems seen before but with new… Continue reading Leading Age Illinois Conference

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Dual Eligibles Best Practices Summitt

The recent summit sponsored by www.risehealth.org addressed lessons learned as well as provider and payer experiences in addressing the most immediate needs for this high cost population.What to expect when you focus on identifying and addressing social, environmental and behavioral health barriers. The dual eligible population which is , as of January 2017 over 2.2… Continue reading Dual Eligibles Best Practices Summitt

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The Chicago Patient Advocacy Symposium

They call themselves Patient Advocates, Healthcare Liaisons, Patient Navigators, Patient Advocacy-Ombudsmen and Care Managers.  Many titles but the singular objective of Advocating for Patients, their families, and their loved ones.  The symposium brought together an array of professionals to address the current patient care and healthcare advocacy environments. The agenda, which included topics of Patient… Continue reading The Chicago Patient Advocacy Symposium

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Market Trends and Strategies-Post Acute Link Conference

The recent Post Acute Link Care Continuum Conference held in Chicago coordinated by the Lincoln Group assembled a group of national experts that looked at the changes and positioning of Acute Care, SNF’,s  Life Plan Communities, Home Health and Home Care. Transcending the bricks and mortar structures is technology and other enhancements to better manage… Continue reading Market Trends and Strategies-Post Acute Link Conference

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Value Based Health Care

How to Impact 54.7 million Medicare Beneficiaries The Leading Age Conference recently held in Chicago was focused on Post Acute Care Management interventions. The blend with Better Care, Better Health and Reducing Cost are essential legs to the PAC stool. Better Care- by improving and maintaining quality and patient outcomes as well as eliminating or… Continue reading Value Based Health Care

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Policy Implications for the next decade

  March 15, 2017 Subject: Profile of Older Americans: 2016   The annual summary of the latest statistics on the older population, A Profile of Older Americans: 2016, is now available. This profile covers 15 topical areas including population, income and poverty, living arrangements, education, health, and caregiving.  A description of the highlights of this document… Continue reading Policy Implications for the next decade

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Health equity study : Depaul University

Health equity study compares segregation, low birth weight in Chicago, Toronto Date: January 12, 2017 Source: DePaul University Summary: Low birth weight is strongly associated with racial and ethnic segregation in Chicago neighborhoods, new research shows. In Toronto, however, communities with high proportions of racial and ethnic minorities did not have greater rates of low… Continue reading Health equity study : Depaul University

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