GMU College of Health and Human Services Presents the HAP-CHPRE Seminar Series Featuring Speaker Mark R. Meiners, Ph.D. – 12/3/12CHHS Events, CHPRE Events, Events, GMU Events, Seminar Series Thursday, November 29th, 2012
HAP CHPRE Seminar Series Presents: Mark R. Meiners, Ph.D.
Aging and Long-Term Care Policy
Mark R. Meiners, Ph.D., is a Professor of Health Administration and Policy in the College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University. Dr. Meiners specializes in the areas of aging and health with emphasis on financing and reimbursement issues. He is nationally recognized as one of the leading experts on financing and program development in long-term care. His most recent work focuses on improving community care coordination between medical and social service providers. He is also working to replicate Long-Term Care Insurance Partnership programs in states across the country.
Among his noteworthy accomplishments is his leadership of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Medicare/Medicaid Integration Program, an initiative designed to help states develop new systems of care that better coordinate acute and long-term care. In addition he has led the RWJF Partnership for Long-Term Care, an innovative state-based long-term care insurance program, since its beginning in 1987. His path-breaking research on long-term care insurance has been a major catalyst to the current interest in this topic and his work on Medicare/Medicaid integration has helped advance chronic care improvement strategies for all aged and disabled populations.
Dr. Meiners presentation will focus on the economics of aging and long-term care as it relates to health reform and highlight new opportunities for multi-disciplinary research. The emergence of chronic illness as a key driver in health care costs has prompted new interest in lessons learned from research on long-term care financing and delivery system reform strategies. Accountable Care Organizations and Medical Homes are just two examples of strategies supported by the Accountable Care Act that draw on insights gained over many years of research on Medicare and Medicaid and their uneasy relationship with long-term care. The integration of acute and long-term care, cash and counseling payment strategies, long-term care insurance, and informal support strategies are examples of research and program development threads that are being woven together to improve care for seniors and people with disabilities supported by Medicare and Medicaid.
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