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How Primary Care Can Move Towards a Patient-Centered and Outcomes-Focused Approach to Care Management

Publication Date: 11.13.2017
Author: Gene Nelson, MD

This presentation from the PROPC-NY learning collaborative's fourth webinar demonstrates how using a variety of outcomes and experience measures together can advance understanding of what patients value and where they fall within a "compass" of outcomes, experience, and cost.

Quality Collaborative, Fall 2017

Publication Date: 11.08.2017

The cover story of this issue reports on an intensive effort training nursing home staff in setting up and sustaining antibiotic stewardship programs.

As 2018 Open Enrollment Begins, Trump Administration Adds New Challenges for New York’s Individual Market

Publication Date: 10.31.2017
Author: Peter Newell

Preliminary analysis of how New York would be affected by recent Trump administration actions on the Affordable Care Act, particularly the halt in cost-sharing reduction payments owed to health plans.

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.

HealthWatch: Child Health Plus Enrollment

Publication Date: 09.28.2017
Author: Lee Partridge and Misha Sharp

Enrollment in New York State’s Child Health Plus (CHP) program grew in every county of the state between 2016 and 2017, and 17% statewide. Current discussion of funding the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program will have major implications for New York’s CHP.

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.

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