Minnesota appears to be on the ball when it comes to long-term care. It regularly rates at or near the top when states are ranked on LTC services. Yet, Minnesota also is on the leading edge of a more troublesome long-term care trend, and it's something we all should be paying attention to.
The rate at which nursing home residents are hospitalized is linked to how well a state provides healthcare for low-income people, according to a report from The Commonwealth Fund. Minnesota was the top performer for its low percent of hospitalizations within a 30-day period, at 7%.
Fewer small-business employees, especially those earning low wages, were offered health insurance in 2010, or could afford it, an analysis finds.
Affordable Care Act will reduce Medicare Advantage overpayments by $132 billion, Commonwealth Fund report findsOctober 18, 2012
Affordable Care Act reforms to Medicare Advantage (MA) will save the federal government $132 billion over 10 years, a new analysis has found.
Measuring performance, coordinating care both crucial to lowering costs among the chronically ill, report saysApril 30, 2012
The federal government should take advantage of Affordable Care Act funds to improve the coordination and quality of care for the chronically ill, a new report recommends.
Even states that are doing well with offering reasonably priced, high-quality long-term care support services could do better, according to a new report released by three aging advocacy groups.
Individuals aged 50-64—especially people in that age group experiencing long-term unemployment—stand to benefit the most from the healthcare reform law, according to a new study.
Improvements in some measures of nursing home and hospital quality were among the few bright spots in a new state-by-state analysis from the Commonwealth Fund that shows healthcare systems nationwide are under a great deal of stress.