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Small Group Market Facing Big Challenges

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A new analysis explores the difficulties New York’s small group insurance market faces in light of proposed federal changes. 

NY’s Medicare ACO Performance: Cost and Quality Results Raise Bigger Questions

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A new HealthWatch focuses on the financial performance of accountable care organizations based in New York State in 2016, and compares their quality performance to that of similar programs nationwide.

As Open Enrollment Begins, New Challenges for Individual Market

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Preliminary analysis indicates how New York would be affected by recent Trump administration actions on the Affordable Care Act, particularly the halt in cost-sharing reduction payments owed to health plans.

Health Policy and Financing Leader Elected to UHF Board

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Robert S. Galvin, MD, chief executive officer of Equity Healthcare, brings to UHF “a wealth of knowledge of health care in business, practice, and nonprofits.” 

Growth Slows for Patient-Centered Medical Homes in New York

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The high-performing, cost-saving model known as the patient-centered medical home still holds promise, though solutions must be developed for how best to measure success and reward practices adopting it. A new report charts the model’s continued adoption and gives explanatory context.

Gala Honors Leadership to Improve Health and Health Care

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UHF paid tribute at its annual gala to leaders in philanthropy, banking, and health care—James H. Simons, PhD, Priscilla Almodovar, Robert Gore, MD, and James R. Tallon, Jr.—in recognition of their important contributions to improving health and health care.

CHP Funding at Risk Even as Enrollment Grows

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The possible end to federal funding of the Children’s Health Insurance Program takes on new gravity with enrollment in New York’s Child Health Plus increasing in every county over the past year.

Board Member Named Nursing Academy President-Elect

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Nationally recognized nursing leader and UHF board member Eileen Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN, has become president-elect of the American Academy of Nursing.

A Message from UHF’s New President

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Tony Shih, MD, MPH, introduces himself and looks to the future—both challenges and strategies—for health care and UHF.

New York Medicaid Director Announces Initiative for Young Children at UHF Conference

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State Medicaid Director Jason Helgerson announced the “First 1000 Days on Medicaid Initiative” at United Hospital Fund’s annual Medicaid conference on July 20. The Initiative aims to improve access to health and social services for children during their first three years.

Nonprofit and Nursing Leaders Elected to UHF Board

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Jennifer L. Howse, PhD, and Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN, have been elected to the UHF board of directors, bringing additional philanthropic, research and practice, and health policy expertise to the organization’s leadership group.

New Journal Article Describes Successes of Clinical Quality Fellowship Program

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The Greater New York Hospital Association and United Hospital Fund launched the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program (CQFP) in 2009 to develop quality improvement leaders in the New York region. A new article published in the American Journal of Medical Quality on July 14, 2017, describes the CQFP’s structure and curriculum, program participants’ perceived value, improvement projects, and the career paths of 87 participants. 

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