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Changes in Nursing Home Care, 1996-2005

Publication Date: 02.26.2008
Author: Thomas H. Dennison, Center for Policy Research at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

This report documents a ten-year trend among New York's nursing homes, marking their growing role as providers of short-term care for people continuing recuperation after a hospital stay.

Blueprint, Fall 2007

Publication Date: 01.24.2008
In this issue: Fund Partnership Keeps NY at Front of Healthy Aging Effort; From Confusion to Confidence: Health Literacy; Access to Care for the City's Most Vulnerable.

Voice of the Family Caregiver

Publication Date: 12.31.2007
Author: Carol Levine
Carol Levine presented "Voice of the Family Caregiver" at the ABIM Foundation's 2007 summer forum titled "Coordination of Care: Missed Opportunity?" The text is available.

Policy Analysts Testify at Partnership for Coverage Hearing

Publication Date: 12.05.2007
At the December 5th Partnership for Coverage hearing, staff from the United Hospital Fund and The Commonwealth Fund jointly presented testimony to help inform New York State's efforts to expand health insurance coverage.

Presentations from "New Opportunities, Tough Choices: Health Care in New York"

Publication Date: 12.04.2007
All presentations from this half-day conference, at which strategic paths toward health care reform on the state and national levels were examined, are available.

Blueprint, Summer 2007

Publication Date: 11.29.2007
Author: United Hospital Fund
In this Issue: Redesigning Care for Medicaid's Most Expensive Patients, A Talk with Montefiore's Dr. Spencer "Spike" Forman, Hospital Trustees Receive Fund Accolades, New Leadership Group Honors Knicks Legend John Starks, Fund Conference Explores Quality and Collaboration, and more.

Hospital Watch Vital Signs, December 2007

Publication Date: 11.27.2007
The December 2007 Vital Signs shows the latest trends in hospital utilization and finances.

Patterns of Health Care Spending Growth and Strategies for Delivering Effective and Cost-Efficient Care

Publication Date: 11.22.2007
To facilitate discussions about patterns of health care spending growth and strategies for delivering more effective and more cost-efficient care, the Fund convened this roundtable meeting. A summary is available.

Presentations from the 18th Annual Symposium on
Health Care Services in New York

Publication Date: 11.13.2007
Sponsored jointly by the Fund and the Greater New York Hospital Association Foundation, this symposium, held October 17, 2007, brought together practitioners, policymakers, and researchers to shed light on critical issues in service delivery. Michael Hogan, Ph.D., commissioner of the New York State Office of Mental Health, gave the keynote address on improvements and challenges to mental health care services in New York.


Publication Date: 10.31.2007

Reviewing major initiatives, accomplishments, and impact over the past year, Progress, the Fund's new annual report, is now available for download.

Choices and Challenges in New York’s Health Insurance Market

Publication Date: 09.20.2007

Highlights are available from this September 18, 2007 meeting, co-hosted by the United Hospital Fund and the Rockefeller Institute of Government.

Health Insurance Coverage in New York, 2004-2005

Publication Date: 09.04.2007
Author: Allison Cook, Dawn Miller, and Danielle Holahan

Newly updated with 2004-05 data, the Fund's annual chartbook provides an invaluable snapshot of the uninsured in New York, detailing demographics, coverage distribution, and the number of uninsured who are eligible for public health insurance.

Presentations from the
Quality Strategies/Quality Programs conference

Publication Date: 08.10.2007
This July 17, 2007, conference brought together leaders from the health care quality movement to take stock of what has been accomplished to date and the issues and strategies that demand continued attention and action.

Medicaid Managed Care for Persons with Severe Mental Illness: Challenges and Implications

Publication Date: 07.19.2007
Author: Michael Birnbaum and Leslie Powell

Focusing on the latest group of disabled Medicaid beneficiaries required to join a managed care plan, this issue brief from the Fund's Medicaid Institute™ illustrates the demands of care management for Medicaid's most complex and costly cases.

Overview of Enrollment and Premiums in New York’s Direct Pay, Healthy New York, and Small Group Markets

Publication Date: 05.18.2007
Author: James R. Tallon, Jr.

At the May 11, 2007, Health Insurance Coverage Roundtable Meeting, United Hospital Fund President James R. Tallon, Jr., discussed three important but less understood components of New York's health insurance market.

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