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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

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.

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.

Caring for Your Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC): A Guide for Patients and Family Caregivers

Publication Date: 03.15.2017

With growing numbers of hospitalized patients being sent home with central lines in place, safely maintaining these common home care devices often falls to home care patients and their family caregivers. This detailed guide, produced by two UHF grantees, uses simple language and graphics to help caregivers and patients safely manage this complex task.

HealthWatch: New York—High-Quality Health Care for Children in Public Coverage

Publication Date: 03.13.2017
Author: Medicaid Institute and Children’s Health Initiative

A HealthWatch overview of the quality of care children receive through New York’s Medicaid and Child Health Plus programs.

HealthWatch: New York—A National Leader in Public Insurance Coverage for Children

Publication Date: 03.13.2017
Author: Medicaid Institute and Children’s Health Initiative

A HealthWatch overview of children’s health coverage in New York’s Medicaid and Child Health Plus programs, with comparison to corresponding national figures.

Implementing New York State’s CARE Act: A Toolkit for Hospital Staff

Publication Date: 02.17.2017

This step-by-step guide to implementing provisions of the CARE Act supports hospital staff in identifying, engaging, and preparing family caregivers, to improve the transition of patients from hospital to home.

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