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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.

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.

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. 

Nonprofit and Nursing Leaders Elected to UHF Board

Release Date: 07.27.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

United Hospital Fund (UHF) announced today that Jennifer L. Howse, PhD, and Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN, have been elected to its board of directors.

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

Release Date: 07.25.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

New York 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. 

New Analysis Finds Significantly Higher Prescription Drug Costs for Medicaid and Commercial Insurers Across New York State

Release Date: 07.06.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Prescription drug spending increased significantly for health plans participating in the Medicaid Managed Care and the commercial small group markets in recent years, according to a new report from United Hospital Fund (UHF). 

Congressional “Repeal and Replace” Health Plan Ill-Suited and Destructive for New York

Release Date: 06.08.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

The American Health Care Act (AHCA), approved by the U.S. House of Representatives and currently under consideration by the U.S. Senate, would undermine the dramatic insurance coverage gains that New York has realized under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), destabilize the individual market, and increase premiums and cost-sharing for lower-income individuals, particularly those under 35, a new UHF report finds.

New Report Outlines Ways to Strengthen Consumer Access to Provider Networks in New York State

Release Date: 05.23.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

With health insurance premiums rising, delivery system reforms reshaping how services are provided, and the future of the Affordable Care Act in doubt, a United Hospital Fund report released today outlines ways to help consumers choose and use provider networks, and access timely care through stronger safeguards and improved disclosure.

New Report Probes Hospital Patients’ Refusal of Home Care Services and the Impact on Readmissions and Outcomes

Release Date: 05.15.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

United Hospital Fund (UHF) and the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (the Alliance) today released a report titled, “I Can Take Care of Myself!”: Patients’ Refusals of Home Health Care Services, on the under-examined issue of patients who refuse home health care services when they are discharged from inpatient care. Such refusals can lead to higher rates of readmission to the hospital and a lower quality of life. 

Anthony Shih, MD, MPH, Will Become New UHF President

Release Date: 05.03.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Anthony Shih, MD, MPH, will become president of United Hospital Fund on August 14, UHF Chairman J. Barclay Collins II has announced. Dr. Shih was named after a national search for a successor to James R. Tallon, Jr., who will retire after leading UHF for 24 years.

United Hospital Fund Honors 31 Health Care Trustees

Release Date: 05.01.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

United Hospital Fund (UHF) presented Distinguished Trustee Awards to 31 trustees from New York metropolitan area hospitals and health care organizations at a luncheon today at Cipriani 42nd Street. The honorees were recognized for their extraordinary leadership and service to hospitals, nursing homes, and home care organizations throughout the five boroughs of New York City and neighboring Long Island, Westchester, and New Jersey.

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