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Antibiotic Stewardship for Acute Respiratory Infections: The Milstein Toolkit for Ambulatory Care Practices

Publication Date: 11.07.2018
Author: Joan Guzik and Pooja Kothari

A practical collection of tools for organizations developing outpatient antibiotic stewardship programs. Includes data collection tools and surveys, as well as overviews of interventions implemented, lessons learned, and other available resources.

2019 Shaping Up as a Watershed Year for New York’s Individual Market as Federal Challenges and Uncertainty Continue

Publication Date: 10.08.2018
Author: Peter Newell and Mandy Miller

An update on New York's progress in bolstering its individual health insurance market in the face of federal challenges to the ACA.

Antibiotic Prescribing for Acute Respiratory Infections in New York City: A Model for Collaboration

Publication Date: 09.25.2018
Author: Joan Guzik, Gopi Patel, Pooja Kothari, Misha Sharp, Belinda Ostrowsky, and the UHF Outpatient ASP Collaborative Team

Overview of a collaborative effort assessing the status of antibiotic prescribing in the ambulatory setting for adult patients with acute respiratory infections in New York City.

Stable Housing, Stable Health: Addressing Housing Insecurity Through Medicaid Value-Based Payment

Publication Date: 07.26.2018
Author: Misha Sharp and Nathan Myers

A HealthWatch brief identifying NYC neighborhoods with high levels of housing insecurity, health care utilization, and Medicaid enrollment.

Clinical-Community Partnerships for Better Health

Publication Date: 07.12.2018
Author: Suzanne Brundage and Matlin Gilman

Observations and lessons from the first year of the learning collaborative and grant initiative called Partnerships for Early Childhood Development (PECD), which supports clinical-community partnerships to address social needs of children ages 0-5 and their families.

The Right Prescription: Assessing Potentially Inappropriate Use of Antibiotics Among New York’s Medicaid Population

Publication Date: 06.22.2018
Author: Misha Sharp, Kacie Dragan, and John Billings

To examine potentially inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in New York State’s Medicaid program and aid targeted reduction efforts, this Medicaid Institute brief reviews antibiotic prescriptions for Medicaid beneficiaries following acute respiratory infections.

NYC PHIP Small Practice Project

Publication Date: 06.14.2018
Author: NYC Population Health Improvement Program

A report from the New York City Population Health Improvement Program examining a shared-services model that could help small practices serve as medical homes and succeed in value-based payment arrangements.

The Other Shoe Drops: Federal Association Health Plan Regulation Is Next Threat to Coverage in New York

Publication Date: 06.08.2018
Author: Peter Newell

An examination of a proposed rule on association health plans, and how the regulation could destabilize New York's individual and small group markets.

Advancing Behavioral Health Integration for Small Primary Care Practices: Progress, Emerging Themes, and Policy Considerations

Publication Date: 05.30.2018
Author: Ekaterina Smali, MPH, MPA; Matthew L. Goldman, MD, MS; Harold Pincus, MD, MPH; Henry Chung, MD

At the midway point of a pioneering effort by small primary care practices in New York City and State to integrate behavioral health care into their practices using an innovative step-by-step approach, this report offers insights on the challenges and successes of that complex undertaking.

A Look Back—and Ahead: UHF’s Annual Report

Publication Date: 02.14.2018

UHF’s latest annual report highlights our work over the past year to build a more effective health care system for all New Yorkers.

Empowering New Yorkers with Quality Measures That Matter to Them

Publication Date: 12.12.2017
Author: Lynn Rogut, Pooja Kothari, and Anne-Marie J. Audet

A comprehensive report on health care quality measurement and public reporting in New York, prepared with funding support from New York State Health Foundation.

New York’s Small Group Market Isn’t Feeling Well—and a Trump Administration Proposal May Make Things Worse

Publication Date: 12.07.2017
Author: Peter Newell

Analyzing the difficulties New York's small group insurance market faces in light of federal changes.

New York Medicare ACO Performance: Cost and Quality Results Raise Bigger Questions

Publication Date: 12.05.2017
Author: Gregory Burke and Roopa Mahadevan

This HealthWatch focuses on the financial performance of accountable care organizations based in New York State in 2016, and compares their quality performance to that of similar programs nationwide.

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.

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