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Presentations from “Medicaid in New York: Innovating in an Era of Uncertainty”

Publication Date: 08.08.2017

PDF presentations from the 2017 Medicaid conference.

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, Summer 2017

Publication Date: 08.01.2017

An introduction to incoming UHF President Tony Shih, tributes to retiring UHF President Jim Tallon, Jim’s look back at the major trends in health care during his tenure, and more.

The Clinical Quality Fellowship Program: Developing Clinical Quality Leadership in the Greater New York Region

Publication Date: 07.14.2017
Author: Rohit Bhalla, MD, MPH; Hillary S. Jalon, MS; and Lorraine Ryan, MPA, Esq

The Institute of Medicine has noted that a key factor underlying patient safety problems in the United States is a paucity of quality and safety training programs for clinicians. The Greater New York Hospital Association and United Hospital Fund created the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program (CQFP) to develop quality improvement leaders in the New York region, and this article describes the CQFP’s structure and curriculum, program participants’ perceived value, improvement projects, and career paths. 

Under Pressure: Prescription Drug Spending Trends in New York’s Medicaid Program and Small Group Market

Publication Date: 06.30.2017
Author: Peter Newell and Steven R. Hefter

This issue brief analyzes recent growth in spending for prescription drugs by health plans in New York State—and the implications of that growth for policymakers and consumers.

HealthWatch: Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care in New York

Publication Date: 06.21.2017
Author: Nathan Myers

A HealthWatch brief looking at the ongoing enrollment growth in New York's Medicaid Long-Term Care program, with enrollment figures and a timeline of key policy changes.

Rewind: New York State Faces Familiar Issues and New Challenges in the “Repeal and Replace” Era

Publication Date: 06.08.2017
Author: Peter Newell

Key provisions in the American Health Care Act—part of the plan by the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act—would undermine many of New York State’s recent gains in coverage and market stability, and have financial and affordability effects particular to New York, a new UHF report finds.

Advanced Primary Care (APC) Quality Improvement Resource Compendium

Publication Date: 06.05.2017

Supporting the quality improvement efforts of primary care practices in New York’s APC program, this new compendium of resources covers the 13 quality measures that will be included in the first iteration of the State’s APC Scorecard.

Quality Collaborative, Spring 2017

Publication Date: 06.02.2017

Partnerships for Early Childhood Development Learning Collaborative

Publication Date: 05.26.2017

Introducing the goals and processes of the Partnerships for Early Childhood Development, the project's Learning Collaborative kicked off with a webinar and in-person meeting to bring hospital and community-based partners together.

Networks at the Nexus: Revisiting New York State’s Provider Network Standards and Protections

Publication Date: 05.23.2017
Author: Peter Newell

A health insurance brief examining consumer protections and network adequacy standards in New York and recommending a series of steps the State could take to ensure transparency and access on this issue of critical importance to health insurance consumers.

“I Can Take Care of Myself!”: Patients’ Refusals of Home Health Care Services

Publication Date: 05.15.2017
Author: Carol Levine and Teresa Lee

A summary of the discussion and findings of a December 2016 roundtable, co-sponsored by UHF and the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation, on refusals of home health care services.

Advanced Primary Care Core Measure Set

Publication Date: 05.15.2017

Aiding practices in New York State's Advanced Primary Care (APC) program, the APC Core Measure Set consists of 28 measures providing multipayer performance data across six domains.

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.

Bronx Behavioral Health Integration Project and Patient-Reported Outcomes

Publication Date: 04.24.2017
Author: Henry Chung, MD

An overview of behavioral health screening and follow up in an urban primary care practice setting, and lessons for workflow and quality monitoring, are the focus of this PROPC-NY learning collaborative webinar presentation.

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