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January 7, 2013 - How nursing homes are reimbursed by state Medicaid programs—the main purchasers of nursing home services in the United States—has significant consequences for the quality of care residents receive. This article draws lessons from New York and Minnesota—two states where resident advocates have influenced reimbursement policy to encourage access, care quality, and quality of life.
January 3, 2013 - To help promote enrollment by dually eligible people into state-designed coordinated care entities, the author of this Commonwealth Fund–supported article recommends that patients also participate in the shared-savings arrangement.
May 9, 2012 - Last September, the AARP Public Policy Institute, The Commonwealth Fund, and The SCAN Foundation released the first-ever State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS). A new set of case studies provides insights into why certain states ranked high, low, or somewhere in between.