Medicare/Medicaid

Care Coordination Under the Affordable Care Act: Opportunities and Challenges for Geriatric Care Managers

Susan Emmer, Esq. Summary The Affordable Care Act (ACA) established multiple care coordination demonstrations, pilots, and programs premised on quality and patient-centeredness. This article describes the circumstances preceding enactment of the ACA, summarizes several of the new care coordination elements of the law, and explains the benefits and risks for the geriatric care manager community…

A CLASS Act—Development until the Aftermath of its Demise

Regina M. Curran, MA, CMC Geriatric care managers work with clients who are facing the challenges of aging. For each client, the geriatric care manager develops an individualized care plan which considers the client’s abilities, lifestyle preferences, and financial resources. The care plan must recognize that as time passes, the client’s needs will change—and include…

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