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What’s Next for New York’s Child Health Plus Program?

Publication Date: 08.05.2015
Author: Peter Newell and Nikhita Thaper

This issue brief examines decisions New York faces as it considers the future of the Child Health Plus (CHP) program, the State's health insurance plan for children.

Blueprint, Summer 2015

Publication Date: 07.27.2015

Pursuing broad adoption of “advanced primary care” is an ambitious part of New York State’s health agenda, and UHF is helping develop a strategic plan for promoting this model approach in New York City. Also in this issue: a renewed focus on child health; preventing infections in home care patients; understanding family caregivers’ needs and preferences for learning tools; promoting the safer use of antibiotics; saluting hospital trustees’ service; and new staff and board appointments.

Presentations from “Medicaid in New York: Transforming the Delivery System”

Publication Date: 07.20.2015

See presentations from the 2015 United Hospital Fund conference “Medicaid in New York: Transforming the Delivery System.”

Quality Collaborative, Spring 2015

Publication Date: 05.26.2015

This issue highlights a new program focused on the next generation of antibiotic resistance—working with predominantly metropolitan-area hospitals to assess current practices, barriers to optimal antibiotic use, and the need for stewardship programs.

Meeting Consumers Where They Are: Patient Engagement in New York’s Evolving Commercial Insurance Market

Publication Date: 05.21.2015
Author: Peter Newell and Nikhita Thaper

With the number of uninsured rapidly dropping under the ACA, the focus is shifting to other goals—improving quality, the patient experience with care, and controlling costs among them. One of the most promising strategies for achieving those goals: patient engagement.This report examines patient engagement in New York’s commercial health insurance market.

Larger Small Groups: Challenges to Bolstering New York’s Small Group Market

Publication Date: 04.21.2015
Author: Peter Newell

Second in a series, this report examines the risk of adverse selection in New York’s small group health insurance market following a  “small group” definition change mandated by the Affordable Care Act.

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.

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

Blueprint, Spring 2015

Publication Date: 04.02.2015

Together on Diabetes-NYC, the Fund's model community partnership that's helping seniors manage their chronic illness, marks a new phase. Plus: a Q&A on urgent care centers and retail clinics; a telehealth project that enlists home care aides; changes in the small group insurance market; the latest class of Clinical Quality Fellows; a new Fund board member; and much more.

Larger Small Groups: Implementing the New ACA Small Employer Definition in New York

Publication Date: 03.10.2015
Author: Peter Newell

The issue brief examines the impact of an Affordable Care Act provision redefining the small group insurance market as 1–100 employees instead of 1–50 employees. It looks at how the change might affect premiums for firms with 51–100 employees that will join the new small group market, and the complex options state policymakers face in implementing this new rule.

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.

Performing Provider System Projects: Tackling the Health Needs of Communities

Publication Date: 01.16.2015
Author: Chad Shearer, Lee Kennedy-Shaffer, and Nathan Myers

A snapshot of the projects selected by emerging Performing Provider Systems as part of their application for New York Medicaid’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program.

Blueprint, Fall-Winter 2014

Publication Date: 12.16.2014

New York's Medicaid program is at the heart of the major reforms in the State's health care system, and the Fund's Medicaid Institute is playing a vital role in shaping those changes. This issue's cover story explores the Institute's work and expectations for the coming year. Plus: Jim Tallon on perceptions of health care reform, and features on the challenges of creating healthier behaviors, fighting "superbugs" through a new partnership, the annual Gala, and much more.

Presentations from "25th Annual Symposium on Health Care Services in New York "

Publication Date: 11.26.2014

These panel presentations were featured components of the conference "25th Annual Symposium on Health Care Services in New York," held November 19, 2014.

Quality Collaborative, Fall 2014

Publication Date: 11.12.2014

This issue highlights the progress of the IMPACT to Reduce Readmissions Collaborative, which is helping hospitals and nursing homes work more effectively together in the care of nursing home residents requiring emergency care.

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