An alternative payment model to support widespread use of collaborative dementia care models

Malaz Boustani, Catherine A. Alder, Craig A. Solid, David Reuben

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Abstract

The current US system of reimbursement for dementia care does not support the complex biospychosocial needs of families living with Alzheimer disease and related dementias. We propose an alternative payment system for dementia care that would provide insurance coverage for evidence-based, collaborative dementia care models. This payment model involves a per member per month payment for care management services that would target community-dwelling beneficiaries living with dementia and evidence-based education and support programs for unpaid caregivers. This payment model has the potential to align the incentives of payers and providers and create market demand for the implementation of collaborative dementia care models across the nation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-59
Number of pages6
JournalHealth Affairs
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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Dementia
Independent Living
Insurance Coverage
Caregivers
Motivation
Alzheimer Disease
Education

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An alternative payment model to support widespread use of collaborative dementia care models. / Boustani, Malaz; Alder, Catherine A.; Solid, Craig A.; Reuben, David.

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Boustani, Malaz ; Alder, Catherine A. ; Solid, Craig A. ; Reuben, David. / An alternative payment model to support widespread use of collaborative dementia care models. In: Health Affairs. 2019 ; Vol. 38, No. 1. pp. 54-59.
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