Millions of people in this country face significant barriers to obtaining the basic dental care they need to achieve good oral health. As a result, more than half of people in the U.S. go without any dental care each year, and many struggle with untreated dental disease that can have far-reaching, serious effects on their overall health.
Learn how the Affordable Care Act creates opportunities for states to design and test new models of health care delivery, which can lead to better health and reduced spending.
Learn how patients and health care providers can team up to ensure better health care for consumers at a lower cost and in a timely manner.
Quality measurement uses data to evaluate the performance of health plans and providers. Learn how the health care field is using this data to measure and improve the quality of health care that patients receive.
Lays out options for states determining benefit packages (called Alternative Benefit Plans) for those who are newly eligible for Medicaid, including key factors states should consider when designing these benefits.
Explains how accountable care organizations give financial incentives to health care providers to work as a team to deliver high-quality care;discusses challenges states face when implementing ACOs in Medicaid.
Explores how wellness programs can encourage people to adopt healthy behaviors, provides examples of model programs, and includes a checklist for designing consumer-friendly wellness programs.
This series explains what Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are and discusses how to build ACOs that meet patient needs, improve quality, and reduce health care costs.
Lays out the basics of how managed long-term care in Medicaid works; highlights key questions for advocates to ask when evaluating how managed care will affect consumers.