The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the deep existing flaws in the long-term care system and elevated opportunities to better support healthcare workers, improve care, and reducing disparities.
Task forces on both a national and state scale recently released separate reports that bring to light issues of concern and potential solutions. Continue reading
According to a new report from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Massachusetts, one out of 10 MassHealth members is age 65 or over and, while most of those older adults also have Medicare coverage, most live in non-facility settings in their communities. Continue reading
More than 1 in 3 adults enrolled in MassHealth are seniors or eligible on the basis of a disability, according to a new report called “Faces of MassHealth: Portrait of a Diverse Population.” Continue reading
New survey results of the state’s home care workforce reveal that home care agencies, on average, are only able to retain three of the 18 workers typically hired over a three month period. Continue reading
MassHealth continues to hold public meetings to relay information about a shift to a new system of provider-led organizations called Accountable Care Organizations, or ACOs, which are accountable for a population, based on members who have chosen a Primary Care Clinician that is part of the ACO.