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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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—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.

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