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Patient-Centered Medical Homes in New York, 2017 Update

Publication Date: 10.19.2017
Author: Gregory Burke

An update on the most recent progress made in implementing patient-centered medical homes in New York State, identifying trends and providing context. An accompanying appendix maps out growth by region (or borough) and practice type.

Advancing the Integration of Behavioral Health into Primary Care for Small Practices

Publication Date: 08.01.2017
Author: Henry Chung, MD, Ekaterina Smali, MPH, MPA, Lynn Elinson, PhD, Steven Matthews, Harold Pincus, MD, MPH

Moving from theory to real world, a new grant-funded project is testing an innovative “continuum-based framework” that helps small and medium-sized groups of primary care providers integrate behavioral health care services into their practices.

Blueprint, Spring 2017

Publication Date: 04.24.2017

UHF’s Partnerships for Early Childhood Development initiative links primary care and social services agencies to identify and address social determinants of health that pose particular risks to children 5 and under. Also in this issue: the upending of a historic federal-state partnership on Medicaid; enlisting health care in preventing homelessness; the latest class of Clinical Quality Fellows; engaging family caregivers before patients’ hospital discharge; and much more.

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.

The Growth of Medical Homes in New York State, 2014 to 2016

Publication Date: 09.22.2016
Author: Gregory Burke

Third in a series of reports tracking medical home growth in New York State.

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.

You Get What You Pay for: Measuring Quality in Value-Based Payment for Children's Health Care

Publication Date: 06.16.2016
Author: Suzanne C. Brundage

Examining the quality measures and outcomes that could be used in value-based payment arrangements for children’s health care in New York: how value for children will be defined, and how it will be measured.

Advancing Integration of Behavioral Health into Primary Care: A Continuum-Based Framework

Publication Date: 06.07.2016
Author: Henry Chung, MD, Nina Rostanski, MPH, Hope Glassberg, MPA, and Harold Alan Pincus, MD

An innovative, step-by-step model guides small to medium-size practices through the intricacies of integrating behavioral health services into primary care, one of the major challenges in the drive toward "advanced primary care.

Capitation and the Evolving Roles of Providers and Payers in New York

Publication Date: 05.05.2016
Author: Gregory C. Burke, Suzanne C. Brundage, and Nathan Myers

This report describes the basics of capitation, spelling out the range of new skills and capacities required by providers to be successful at it, as well as implications for providers, health plans, consumers, and policymakers.

Performance of New York’s Accountable Care Organizations in Year 2 of the Medicare Shared Savings Program

Publication Date: 04.18.2016
Author: Greg Burke and Suzanne Brundage

Accountable care organizations have now been participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program long enough for year-over-year comparisons and additional analysis of factors affecting providers’ performance. This report analyzes CMS data on both quality and financial performance for participating programs in New York.

Blueprint, Winter 2016

Publication Date: 02.10.2016

A new UHF initiative is working to ensure that the unique health needs of children—especially those facing poverty and trauma—are integral to health care reform. Also in this issue: building true partnerships between community-based organizations and health care providers; support for parents of medically complex children; a new guide to tech products and apps aimed at family caregivers; expansion of UHF's antibiotic stewardship efforts; risk sharing between providers and payers; honoring health care leadership at the annual Gala; board news; and more.

Seizing the Moment: Strengthening Children's Primary Care in New York

Publication Date: 01.07.2016
Author: Suzanne Brundage

An analysis of New York’s momentous opportunity to improve the health and well-being of children through a renewed focus on early childhood development in primary care, with key considerations and challenges for scaling and sustaining effective innovations.

Recent Trends and Future Directions for the Medical Home Model in New York

Publication Date: 08.12.2015
Author: Greg Burke

Fourth in a series of reports monitoring the growth of the medical home model in New York, as measured by the number of practices recognized as Patient-Centered Medical Homes, this report examines factors associated with the model’s adoption and success and looks ahead toward Advanced Primary Care, a model that New York State is pursuing.

New York’s Medicare ACOs: Participants and Performance

Publication Date: 04.08.2015
Author: Greg Burke and Suzanne Brundage

This report provides a quantitative overview of the 27 New York provider groups participating in Medicare’s accountable care programs as of January 2015. Includes data on size, sponsorsip, regional distribution, financial performance, and quality measure

Accountable Care in New York State: Emerging Themes and Issues

Publication Date: 04.08.2015
Author: Greg Burke and Suzanne Brundage

Based on interviews with leaders of many New York Medicare ACOs, this report gives outlines the early experience of those ACOs, with particular attention to the implications of sponsorship type and previous investment in necessary infrastructure.

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