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Integrating Clinical and Mental Health: Challenges and Opportunities

Health / Research January 24, 2019

BPC examines barriers to the integration of clinical health care and mental health services, and identifies policy options for consideration in advancing integration.

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Medicaid Expansion Wins Big in Midterm Elections

Natalie Weiner / Blog December 6, 2018

Voters have made it clear that Medicaid should continue to expand across the country.

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Improving Care and Lowering Costs for Chronic Care Beneficiaries: Implementing the Bipartisan Budget Act

Health / Research August 20, 2018

This issue brief explores the key decisions CMS, health plans, and states, will make in determining how to implement the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.

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How Changes to Medicare Will Help the Chronically Ill and Disabled: An Explainer

Natalie Weiner / Blog June 26, 2018

For individuals with chronic conditions, care coordination is vital to their health and can also reduce the need for, and frequency of, costly hospitalizations and acute care episodes. A recent evaluation of Medicare’s Chronic Care Management services benefit found that…

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A Policy Roadmap for Individuals with Complex Care Needs

Health / Research January 31, 2018

Since 2013, BPC and others have been working to develop policy solutions focused on how to finance and deliver quality care to individuals with complex care needs. This report draws from our extensive work to identify a clear roadmap of policy solutions that can improve care for these individuals.

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A Guide to the 2017 Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ Reports

Economy / Research October 11, 2017

The public trustees for Social Security and Medicare have been essential to the oversight of program finances since the official positions were established in 1983.

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Financial Alignment Initiative for Medicare-Medicaid Patients Holds Potential for Improved Outcomes

Health / Press Release August 18, 2017

A new report released by the Bipartisan Policy Center highlights the opportunities and challenges of a federal demonstration program that seeks to better integrate care and payment structures for patients who receive both Medicare and Medicaid services.

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Update on Demonstrations for Dual-Eligible Medicare-Medicaid Beneficiaries

Health / Research August 18, 2017

This report provides a status update on the Financial Alignment Initiative. The Financial Alignment Initiative was launched in 2011 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in partnership with states and insurance plans to test how to better manage and coordinate Medicare and Medicaid services.

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BPC Health Policy Experts Urge Congress to Extend CSR Subsidies by Mid-August

Health / Press Release July 24, 2017

Statement from the Bipartisan Policy Center Expert Panel on the Future of Health Care

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BPC Comment Letter on Affordable Care Act Regulatory Burdens and Market Stability

Health / Research July 12, 2017

BPC submits comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’on changes to Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) regulations that could promote increased stability of the individual health insurance market and affordability of coverage.

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