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Publication Date: 07.25.2006

NORC Strategic, Program, and Technical Assistance

Publication Date: 07.24.2006

The United Hospital Fund is committed to providing tools and resources specific to New York as they become available.

Hospital Watch Vital Signs, June 2006

Publication Date: 06.26.2006
Tracking trends through December 2005, the new issue of Hospital Watch, the quarterly update on key performance indicators on the operations and finances of acute care hospitals in New York City, is now available.

Medicaid Coverage for Adults in New York, 2001-2003

Publication Date: 06.26.2006
Author: Michael Birnbaum

This issue brief examines the expansion of Medicaid coverage in New York State among non-elderly, non-disabled adults, the expansion's impact on Medicaid costs, and its important implications in the current debate about Medicaid coverage and spending.

Comparing New York and Massachusetts: Implications for Reform

Publication Date: 06.16.2006
Author: Elise Hubert

At the June 9, 2006, Health Insurance Coverage Roundtable Meeting, Elise Hubert, of the United Hospital Fund, provided a comparison of the uninsured populations of New York and Massachusetts, pointing out a range of similarities, including the states' strong safety net systems and their insurance market protections for consumers.

State Health Care Reform: Design Questions

Publication Date: 06.16.2006
Author: Danielle Holahan

At the June 9, 2006, Health Insurance Coverage Roundtable Meeting, Danielle Holahan, of the United Hospital Fund, discussed a range of health care reform topics, including insurance coverage expansion-related issues such as public program changes, employer and individual mandates, and subsidies.

Family Caregiver Research and the HIPAA Factor

Publication Date: 06.16.2006
Author: Steven M. Albert and Carol Levine
Published in August 2005 in The Gerontologist, “Family Caregiver Research and the HIPAA Factor” examines the challenges facing researchers seeking to recruit caregivers as a result of strict protections of patient privacy mandated in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996.

Closing the Home Care Case: Clinicians' Perspectives on Family Caregiving

Publication Date: 06.16.2006
Author: Alene, Hokenstad, Andrea Y. Hart, David A. Gould, Deborah Halper, Carol Levine
Published in August 2005 in Home Health Care Management and Practice, “Closing the Home Care Case: Clinicians' Perspectives on Family Caregiving” (abstract available) reveals five inherent conflicts that affect home health care clinicians' interactions with family caregivers, as revealed in focus group discussions.

Closing the Home Care Case: Home Health Aides' Perspectives on Family Caregiving

Publication Date: 06.16.2006
Author: Alene Hokenstad, Andrea Y. Hart, David A. Gould, Deborah Halper, and Carol Levine
Published in June 2006 in Home Health Care Management and Practice, “Closing the Home Care Case: Home Health Aides' Perspectives on Family Caregiving” (abstract available) provides new insight from, and identifies two current challenges facing, home health aides, as revealed in focus group discussions.

"This Case Is Closed": Family Caregivers and the Termination of Home Health Care Services for Stroke Patients

Publication Date: 06.15.2006
Author: Carol Levine, Steven M. Albert, Alene Hokenstad, Deborah E. Halper,<br> Andrea Y. Hart, and David A. Gould

Published in June 2006 in The Milbank Quarterly, “‘This Case Is Closed': Family Caregivers and the Termination of Home Health Care Services for Stroke Patients” provides an overview of the prospective study. The study enrolled and periodically interviewed a sample of 99 New York City family caregivers taking care of stroke or brain injury patients following their discharge from a hospital or short-term nursing home stay.

Qual-IT Archive

Publication Date: 05.23.2006

Read past issues of Qual-IT, the United Hospital Fund's newsletter focused on the areas of technology and interoperability.

Testimony by Fredda Vladeck
Subcommittee on Retirement, Security, and Aging/
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee/
United States Senate
May 16, 2006

Publication Date: 05.17.2006
On May 16, 2006, Fredda Vladeck, director of the Fund's Aging in Place Initiative, testified before the Subcommittee on Retirement, Security, and Aging of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee of the United States Senate. Her testimony is available.

The Costs and Policy Implications of Covering Dual Enrollees of Medicaid and Medicare

Publication Date: 04.30.2006
Author: Michael Birnbaum

This issue brief examines the coverage of “duals”—-individuals enrolled in both the Medicaid and Medicare programs—-focusing on spending associated with acute and long-term care services, as well as on ramifications of possible changes to Medicare coverage.

Medicaid in New York: A Primer

Publication Date: 04.18.2006
Author: Michael Birnbaum

Read about New York's Medicaid program, including its eligibility rules, beneficiaries, covered benefits, spending patterns, and major challenges.

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