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Tony Shih: To Increase Value, Go Beyond Health Care

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Carol Levine: New Medicare ID Cards: What Providers and Beneficiaries Need to Know and Do

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Medicaid’s Historic Promise and Uncertain Future

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Suzanne Brundage: Collaborative Grantmaking for Child Health

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UHF Provides City Council Testimony on Public Hospital Challenges, Progress

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In invited testimony before the New York City Council Committee on Hospitals, Chad Shearer laid out the importance of the Health + Hospitals safety net and the need to ensure it sustains its vital role.

A Look Back—and Ahead: UHF’s New Annual Report

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Our latest annual report highlights some of the challenges we’ve addressed over the past year and the strategies we’re using to help build a more effective health care system for every New Yorker, especially the most vulnerable.

New Quality Improvement Aid for Advanced Primary Care

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The Quality Institute at UHF’s newly expanded Advanced Primary Care resource guide points practices to valuable tools related to all 26 quality measures of the APC Core Measure Set.

Getting New Yorkers the Health Care Information They Want

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A comprehensive new report explores what health care quality information is currently available to New Yorkers, what information consumers want, and the gaps between the two./uploads/Images/kitchen-laptop-15x13.jpg

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. 

Grappling with Children’s Needs in the Opioid Epidemic

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When parents become addicted to opioids or die of an overdose, their children also bear the burden—yet children are rarely the focus of concerted planning and action to combat this new pandemic, writes Carol Levine in a commentary in the national publication STAT.

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.

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