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Robert S. Galvin, MD, Elected to Board of United Hospital Fund

Release Date: 11.16.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Robert S. Galvin, MD, chief executive officer of Equity Healthcare and a nationally recognized leader in market-based health policy and financing, has been elected a director of UHF.

United Hospital Fund Transfers Ownership of Model Website to NYS Office for the Aging to Help Senior-Serving Community Organizations be More Strategic and Effective

Release Date: 11.07.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

United Hospital Fund has transferred its NORC Blueprint: A Guide to Community Action website to the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA), effective immediately.

As Fifth ACA Open Enrollment Period Begins, NY’s Individual Market Much Improved but Faces Worrisome Trends

Release Date: 10.31.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

New York State’s individual market is vastly improved since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but trends suggest the need to consider options that would bolster the market, while recent actions by the Trump administration may make that task harder, according to a new UHF report.

 

United Hospital Fund Receives Grant from New York State Health Foundation to Study Ways to Improve Discharge Planning by Improving Patient and Family Communications

Release Date: 10.20.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

UHF was awarded a grant of $219,606 by the New York State Health Foundation to improve the ability of patients and their families to make the best possible decisions about post-actue care. 

New York State a Leader in Implementing Patient-Centered Medical Home, but Growth Slowing

Release Date: 10.19.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

United Hospital Fund reports that growth in the number of providers offering patient-centered medical homes is starting to slow in New York State, and small independent primary care practices have been much slower to adopt the model.

Carol Levine: Can You Get Paid to Take Care of Your Mom?

Release Date: 10.19.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Caregivers may be able to receive reimbursement for their time caring for family members. Here are a number of possibilities.

Board Member Eileen Sullivan-Marx Named Nursing Academy President-Elect

Release Date: 10.10.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

UHF Board member Eileen Sullivan-Marx has been named president-elect of the American Academy of Nursing.

Measures that Matter: Team Seeks Data that Consumers Can Use for Health Care Decisions

Release Date: 10.04.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

For New Yorkers trying to choose a doctor or hospital, finding valid, relevant, and accessible quality comparisons is remarkably difficult. A Quality Institute project is tackling the problem, examining publicly available quality measures, what consumers most want to know, and the obstacles to finding that information.

United Hospital Fund Recognizes Four New Yorkers for Their Leadership to Improve Health and Health Care

Release Date: 10.03.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

United Hospital Fund paid tribute tonight 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. 

A Message from Tony Shih

Release Date: 09.12.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

UHF’s new president, Tony Shih, MD, MPH, introduces himself and looks to the future.

Carol Levine: Can a Medicare Beneficiary Assigned to Observation Services Appeal the Decision?

Release Date: 08.16.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

“Observation” instead of “inpatient” status can cost patients and their families thousands of dollars, both for their hospital stays and following rehab services. A decision allowing a class action suit against HHS and CMS may finally alter that.

A New Chapter: Anthony Shih, MD, MPH, Becomes UHF President

Release Date: 08.14.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Dr. Anthony Shih has become the new president of United Hospital Fund, bringing an extensive background in health policy, health system performance improvement, quality improvement, and population health.

Medicaid in New York: Innovating in an Era of Uncertainty

Release Date: 08.09.2017
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The themes of innovation and efficiency ran through UHF's annual Medicaid Conference, held July 20, 2017, at the New York Academy of Medicine and attended by more than 450 people.

Aiming for “Best Practices”: UHF Learning Collaborative Focuses on Outpatient Antibiotic Use

Release Date: 08.08.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

UHF’s Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative has entered its second stage, with participating health systems and hospitals joining in a Learning Collaborative to improve prescribing for adults with acute respiratory infections.

Jim Tallon: Health Care’s Circular Journey

Release Date: 08.01.2017
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A look back over the past decades shows tremendous progress—and a would-be retreat that threatens the health care of millions.

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