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President’s Letter: To Increase Value, Go Beyond Health Care

Release Date: 04.17.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Increasing the “value equation”—and overall health—requires going beyond the health care system to engage in effective clinical-community partnerships. 

Carol Levine: Getting Ready for Medicare’s New ID Cards: What Providers and Beneficiaries Need to Know and Do

Release Date: 03.15.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

New Medicare ID cards, meant to reduce identity theft, require updates to providers' office systems—and some guidance and reassurance for patients.

Tony Shih: Interesting Times

Release Date: 02.14.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Unprecedented uncertainty at the federal level about health policy hs clarified the continued relevance and importance of UHF, says Tony Shih in his annual report president’s message.

Chad Shearer: The Historic Promise and Uncertain Future of Medicaid

Release Date: 02.01.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

With complex challenges facing the vital safety-net program, Medicaid’s future is increasingly uncertain, the director of UHF’s Medicaid Institute told the David Rogers Health Policy Colloquium.

Pooja Kothari: Why UHF is Spearheading Antibiotic Stewardship Efforts

Release Date: 01.30.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Why UHF expanded its antibiotic stewardship to the outpatient setting and to nursing homes.

Interest in Early Childhood Health Leads to Three Funders Working Together

Release Date: 01.19.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

UHF, the Altman Foundation, and The New York Community Trust model grantmaker collaboration with their joint Partnerships for Early Childhood Development initiative.

Initiative to Invest in Children Key to State’s Prosperity

Release Date: 01.18.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Gov. Cuomo’s “First 1,000 Days of Life Initiative” is good news for New York’s children and families, write UHF President Anthony Shih, MD, and Patricia S. Levinson Fellow Suzanne Brundage, in an Albany Times-Union commentary.

Tony Shih: 2018 and Beyond

Release Date: 01.10.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

The past year was a remarkable one for health policy, with uncertainty and flux on both federal and state levels—and several major trends posing new challenges and opportunities.

Carol Levine: The Statistics Don’t Capture the Opioid Epidemic’s Impact on Children

Release Date: 01.08.2018
Contact: Catherine Arnst

When parents become addicted to opioids or die of an overdose, their children also bear the burden—yet children are rarely the focus of concerted planning and action to combat this new pandemic, writes Carol Levine in a commentary in the national publication STAT.

Tony Shih: Our Core Values

Release Date: 12.07.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

In an extraordinary time, articulating our core values is a public statement of accountability.

Carol Levine: Can You Get Paid to Take Care of Your Mom?

Release Date: 10.19.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

Caregivers may be able to receive reimbursement for their time caring for family members. Here are a number of possibilities.

A Message from Tony Shih

Release Date: 09.12.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

UHF’s new president, Tony Shih, MD, MPH, introduces himself and looks to the future.

Carol Levine: Can a Medicare Beneficiary Assigned to Observation Services Appeal the Decision?

Release Date: 08.16.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

“Observation” instead of “inpatient” status can cost patients and their families thousands of dollars, both for their hospital stays and following rehab services. A decision allowing a class action suit against HHS and CMS may finally alter that.

Jim Tallon: Health Care’s Circular Journey

Release Date: 08.01.2017

A look back over the past decades shows tremendous progress—and a would-be retreat that threatens the health care of millions.

Carol Levine: Implementing the CARE Act: What’s Working? What’s Not?

Release Date: 06.12.2017
Contact: Catherine Arnst

It’s been a year since New York State’s CARE Act went into effect, with the goal of ensuring that patients know they can name a family caregiver before they’re discharged from the hospital. Is it making a difference?

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