Geriatric-Competent Care

Approximately 60% of individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid are over the age of 65.[1] Individualized person-centered planning and collaborative partnerships have been shown to improve the quality and accessibility of care for older dually eligible beneficiaries.[2] Geriatric-competent care (GCC) is an aspirational, participant-centered approach to supporting older adults that focuses on maintaining maximum function.

Understanding Geriatric-Competent Care

Explore these resources for an introduction to geriatric-competent care.

Geriatric-Competent Care and My Organization

It is important to evaluate an organization’s ability to meet the needs of older adults and to identify strategic opportunities for improving care. The Geriatric Services Capacity Assessment helps health plans, health systems, community providers, hospitals, and other health care delivery organizations, evaluate their ability to meet the needs of older adults and to identify strategic opportunities for improvement.

References
[1] CMS Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office. (2016). Data Analysis Brief: Medicare-Medicaid Dual Enrollment from 2006 through 2015. Retrieved from: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare-Medicaid-Coordination/Medicare-and-Medicaid-Coordination/Medicare-Medicaid-Coordination-Office/DataStatisticalResources/Downloads/Eleven-YearEver-EnrolledTrendsReport_2006-2016.pdf
[2] Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. (2016). Report to Congress: Social Risk Factors and Performance under Medicare’s Value Based Purchasing Programs, 61-65.