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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.

Convenient Care: Retail Clinics and Urgent Care Centers in New York State

Publication Date: 02.05.2015
Author: Ji Eun Chang, Suzanne C. Brundage, Gregory C. Burke, and Dave A. Chokshi

Urgent care centers and retail clinics—collectively known as “convenient care”—are a major market-driven development in ambulatory care, presenting both potential benefits and risks for the health care system. This report examines the issues and offers policy options for consideration.

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.

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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