Implementing Federal Health Care Reform: Publications

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HealthWatch: The Geography of Federal Medicaid Reform

Publication Date: 03.24.2017
Author: Medicaid Institute

HealthWatch brief from UHF's Medicaid Institute showing the broad distribution of New York State's Medicaid population, and how changes to the federal-state Medicaid program would affect New Yorkers.

New York Counties By Population, Medicaid Enrollment, and Enrollment Rates (Table)

Publication Date: 03.24.2017
Author: Medicaid Institute

County-level table listing the estimated percentage of population enrolled in Medicaid for at least one month between June 2015 and May 2016, for all counties in New York State.

Building a More Effective Health Care System for Every New Yorker

Publication Date: 12.07.2016

This year’s annual report focuses on how UHF’s initiatives are addressing the challenges of a changing health care landscape and having a real impact on the quality, accessibility, affordability, and patient experience of health care.

A Strategy for Expanding and Improving the Impact of the Medical Home Across New York City

Publication Date: 08.25.2016
Author: NYC Population Health Improvement Program

A strategic plan for New York City to adopt the medical home model, which improves health care quality, improves patients’ experience of care, and reduces avoidable emergency department visits and hospital admissions.

Value-Based Payment Models for Medicaid Child Health Services

Publication Date: 07.13.2016
Author: Bailit Health

Prepared by Bailit Health for UHF and the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy, this report lays out both the rationale and framework for value-based payments for children's health care in New York.

New York's Temporary Premium Subsidies: Meeting Immediate Goals and Yielding Useful Lessons

Publication Date: 06.30.2016
Author: Peter Newell and Nikhita Thaper

A snapshot brief on a temporary subsidy program implemented as part of the Affordable Care Act rollout—and lessons to be learned from this creative and effective program.

Affordable Care Act Brings New Life—and Covered Lives—to New York’s Individual Market

Publication Date: 05.26.2016
Author: Peter Newell and Nikhita Thaper

A snapshot report examining the successful steps New York took to improve its individual health insurance market after the rollout of the ACA, and the steps that will be necessary to sustain that improvement. 

After the Reinsurance Is Gone: A New Challenge for New York's Individual Market

Publication Date: 03.03.2016
Author: Peter Newell and Nikhita Thaper

A Big Picture snapshot report that examines the federal Transitional Reinsurance Program and what might provide premium-stabilizing effects after the program expires in 2016.

Setting the Stage for Payment Reform: Updating New York’s Regulations on Risk Transfers Between Health Plans and Providers

Publication Date: 11.17.2015
Author: Peter Newell, Chad Shearer, and Nikhita Thaper

A timely look at New York’s policies and regulations on risk-transfer agreements between insurance plans and health care providers, an increasingly common setup as the State continues to move toward value-based payment.

What’s Next for New York’s Child Health Plus Program?

Publication Date: 08.05.2015
Author: Peter Newell and Nikhita Thaper

This issue brief examines decisions New York faces as it considers the future of the Child Health Plus (CHP) program, the State's health insurance plan for children.

Larger Small Groups: Challenges to Bolstering New York’s Small Group Market

Publication Date: 04.21.2015
Author: Peter Newell

Second in a series, this report examines the risk of adverse selection in New York’s small group health insurance market following a  “small group” definition change mandated by the Affordable Care Act.

Performing Provider System Projects: Tackling the Health Needs of Communities

Publication Date: 01.16.2015
Author: Chad Shearer, Lee Kennedy-Shaffer, and Nathan Myers

A snapshot of the projects selected by emerging Performing Provider Systems as part of their application for New York Medicaid’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program.

Work in Progress

Publication Date: 11.03.2014

New York’s health care system is on the move, with dramatic changes being made in its basic elements. The Fund is playing an important role in that transformation, as this 2014 annual report highlights.

The Big Picture V: New York's Private and Public Insurance Markets, 2012

Publication Date: 05.07.2014
Author: Peter Newell and Allan Baumgarten

This edition in the Big Picture series provides a snapshot of New York’s public and private insurance markets in 2012, highlighting several shifts occurring in advance of the Affordable Care Act’s full implementation.

Blueprint, Spring 2014

Publication Date: 03.19.2014

A first look at New York State of Health, the new health insurance marketplace; Jim Tallon on the importance of patients' experiences of our dramatically changing health care system; helping patients get the nonmedical services they need through Fund grant-supported Health Leads; patient-centered medical homes; reducing hospital readmissions; the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program; Together on Diabetes; the Hospital Auxilian and Volunteer Achievement Awards; new grants...and more, in the March 2014 Blueprint.

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