Can Managed Care Plans Reduce Health Care Costs By Providing Social Supports? Maybe.
Many policymakers, health care and insurance executives, and consumer advocates argue that better integrating medical care with long-term supports and services (LTSS) can both save money and improve the well-being of frail elders and younger people with disabilities. It seems logical, and there is some tantalizing evidence that it is true. Unfortunately, health care is filled with ideas that sound [...]