UHF's work and insights play an important role, locally and nationally, in shaping media stories on a range of critical health care topics.

 

2019

Crain's NY Health Pulse writes about a new UHF case study looking at NewYork State's effort to apply value-based payments to childrens' health care in "Local Approach to Children Enrolled in Medicaid Could Serve as National Model." Politico New York also covers the report (August 23, 2019). 

Crain's NY Health Pulse cites a new UHF HealthWatch brief, Mile Marker or High-Water Mark? Tracking New York's Progress in Covering the Uninsured, and quotes Peter Newell, director of UHF’s Health Insurance Project and author of the brief, in the article "Report: Public charge rule may thwart state's Medicaid progress" (August 21. 2019). 

Skilled Nursing News quotes Gregory C. Burke, recently retired director of UHF’s Innovation Strategies program, in the article "'Under Siege' for Years, SNFs Face Uphill Battle for Respect Under New Payment Models" (August 13. 2019). 

The Wall Street Journal prominently cites a recent UHF report on New York State's efforts to redesign its Medicaid program in the feature story Medicaid Funding for New York Caregivers Faces Uncertain Future (August 6, 2019).

The online newsletter Patient Engagement HIT writes about a joint report from UHF and Public Agenda about parental attitudes towards pediatric screening for social needs in Patient Trust, Relationships Key in Pediatric SDOH Screenings (August 6, 2019).

Kiplinger's Retirement Report quotes Lynn Rogut, UHF director of Quality and team Leader of the Quality Institute, in an article on post-acute care,, Medicare Tip: Find the Right Post-Hospital Care (August 1, 2019).

The peer-reviewed journal Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology publishes a study of UHF's outpatient antibiotic stewardship program, A model for improving and assessing outpatient stewardship initiatives for acute respiratory infection. The newsletter for the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy covers the study in the article Stewardship initiative linked to lower outpatient prescribing in NYC clinics (July 26, 2019). 

Politico NY quotes Pat Wang, president and CEO of Healthfirst, on the next phase of New York State's Medicaid reform initiative, speaking at UHF's annual Medicaid conference (July 19, 2019). 

Crain's Health Pulse covers a new UHF report evaluating New York State's five-year Medicaid reform initative in the article "Report: NY can continue Medicaid progress if it stays on DSRIP path." Poilitico NY also covers the report (July 18, 2019). 

Crain's Health Pulse. Politico NY, and New York Nonprofit News report that Chad Shearer has been named UHF senior vice president for policy and program (July 3, 2019). 

HealthLeaders runs a feature on UHF's framework developed to help clinician-community partnerships screen for social determinants of helath, and quotes Kristina Ramos-Callan, UHF program director, in the article New 4-Part Framework Helps Physicians, Community Partners Address Social Determinants of Health (July 3, 2019).

Reuters quotes Carol Levine, UHF senior fellow, in the article U.S wages lost to unpaid family care to hit $147 billion by 2050, which was picked up by a number of news outlets (June 28, 2019).  

Crain's Health Pulse reports that John Simons, managing partner with the investment bank Corporate Fuel Advisors, has been elected chairman of  UHF's board (June 21, 2019).

The online health news site STAT publishes an opinion piece by Lynn Rogut, director of quality measurement and care transformation for UHF's Quality Institute, Shopping Blindly for Post-Acute Care is a Recipe for Disaster (June 17, 2019).   

Newsday writes about a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranking states on the health of their children and quotes Suzanne Brundage, director of UHF's Children's Health Initiative, in Report: New York children more likely to have health insurance than other states (June 17, 2019).

Health Affairs publishes an essay in its blog by Carol Levine, recently retired as director of UHF's Families and Health Care Project, A 21st Century Job Description For Family Caregiving (June 14, 2019).

Crain's Health Pulse writes about a new UHF report laying out a framework for community-clinical partnerships and quotes president UHF Anthony Shih MD in the article "United Hospital Fund looks to help providers partner with local organizations" (June 10, 2019). 

The newsletter Medical Home News  covers a new UHF report on patient-centered medical homes in the article "PCMH Growth In New York State Takes Off – For Now" (May 2019).

Becker's Hospital Review writes about a new UHF report on New York State's accountable care organizations in the article Medicare ACOs in New York lost $40M in 2017, report finds (May 20, 2019). 

DC Medical News covers a new UHF report on New York State’s 32 Accountable Care Organizations, which it says demonstrates why the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid is changing its ACO program (May 20, 2019). , 

Skilled Nursing News writes about the impact of the Medicare ACO program on skilled nursing facilities, referencing a new UHF report and quoting report author Gregory C. Burke, director of UHF's Innovation Strategies program, in ACOs Cost Government Money, But Skilled Nursing Opportunity Remains Large (May 19, 2019). 

Crain's Health Pulse covers a new UHF report. New York’s Medicare Accountable Care Organizations Improve Performance in Year 5 of the Medicare Shared Savings Program, and quotes report author Gregory C. Burke, director of UHF’s Innovation Strategies program, in the article "Medicare ACOs generated savings, but VBP programs not a quick fix, report says." Politico Pro also covers the report (May 17, 2019).

The Remaking Health Care blog on the Center for Health Journalism website calls on journalists to offer patients and families resources for choosing nursing homes, based on UHF's series of Difficult Decision reports on post-acute care, in Decades of scary headlines aren't curbing bad nursing homes. It's time we help familiies instead (May 1, 2019). . 

Caregiving Policy Digest, the newsletter of Family Caregiving Alliance, discusses the new AARP report Home Alone Revisited, co-authored by Carol Levine, director of UHF's Families and Health Care Project and sponsored in part by UHF, in Home Alone: Progress and Ongoing Challenges (April 30, 2019).

The WCNY radio program The Capitol Pressroom airs a segment on the UHF report Reaching the Five Percent: A Profile of Western and Central New Yorkers Without Health Coverage and interviews report author Peter Newell, director of UHF's Health Insurance Project (April 24, 2009). 

The Syracuse Post-Standard covers a new UHF report on the uninsured in western and central New York in the article Study: Stigma Makes Some Central New Yorkers Refuse Free Health Insurance (April 23, 2019). 

Buffalo Business First covers a new UHF report, Reaching the Five Percent: A Profile of Western and Central New Yorkers Without Health Coverage, and quotes Chad Shearer, UHF vice-president for policy, in Reaching the Uninsured in Western New York. Politico Pro also covers the report (April 23, 2019). 

Politico Pro covers a new UHF report on the pace of patient-centered medical home (PCMH) adoption in PCMH Clinicians on Rise in New York State, Report Finds (April 18, 2019). 

The Philadelphia Inquirer writes about the new Home Alone Revisited report issued by AARP, sponsored in part by UHF and co-authored by Carol Levine, director of UHF's Families and Health Care Project, in Millions of family caregivers wish they’d gotten more training, AARP report says (April 18, 2019). 

McNight's Senior Living also writes about the new Home Alone Revisited report issued by AARP  in Family Caregiver Study Suggests Opportunities for Senior Living Providers (April 17, 2019).

The Hill publishes an op-ed written by UHF's Suzanne Brundage and Carol Levine, Children are the Hidden Victims of the Opioid Crisis, based on their report on the ripple effect of the opioid epidemic on children (April 12, 2019).   

Kaiser Health News, in its "Navigating Aging" column, cites the UHF series of reports "Difficult Decisions in Post-Acute Care" and quotes Carol Levine, a co-author of the reports and director of UHF's Families and Health Care program, in Making Smarter Decisions About Where to Recover After Hospitalization. The column was picked up by numerous outlets across the U.S. (April 11, 2019). 

Crain's New York Business covers a new UHF report in Small primary care practices work to screen patients for depression (April 4,2019). 

An op-ed in The Danville (KY) Advocate-Messenger, Address Addiction by Giving Families Hope, discusses a new UHF report on the impact of the opioid crisis on children (April 4, 2019).

Skilled Nursing News cites a new UHF report on difficult decisions in choosing post-acute care in the article Johns Hopkins Reveals Inner Workings of Its Preferred Skilled Nursing Network (April 1. 2019). 

Judith Graham, in her Kaiser Health News column Navigating Aging, quotes Carol Levine, director of UHF's Families and Health Care program, in the article More Older Adults with Joint Replacements Recover at Home, Not Rehab (March 28, 2019). 

The Say Ahhh! blog of Georgetown University's Center for Children and Families has a post about a new UHF report on child-specific value-based payment reform--Harnessing Medicaid Payment Reform to Improve Child Health (March 26, 2019).

The March newsletter of the organization Docs for Tots features the UHF report Achieving Payment Reform for Children Through Medicaid and Stakeholder Collaboration (March 25, 2019).  

The online newsletter HealthLeaders covers a new UHF report about using value-based payment reform to promote family- care in the article Integrated Family Care Improves Outcomes, Generates ROI (March 22, 2019). 

The newsletter Generations United highlights the UHF report The Ripple Effect: The Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on Children and Families (March 20, 2019). 

McKnight's Long-Term Care News writes about a new UHF report on difficult decisions in choosing post-acute care in Wrong choice in nursing home can cause ‘devastating consequences,’ new report says (March 14, 2019).

Crain's Health Pulse writes about a new UHF report, Pathways to Progress on Difficult Decisions in Post-Acute Care (March 14, 2019). 

Crain's Health Pulse covers a new UHF report, Plan and Provider Opportunities to Move toward Integrated Family Care, in the article "Transition to Value-Based Payment Missing Focu on Children's Health-Report" (March 12, 2019).

The website JD Supra cites a 2017 UHF report on quality measures that matter to patients in the article Physician Quality Measures--Growing Numbers of Them, But are They Being Used? (March 12, 2019). 

Behavioral Healthcare Executive writes about a new UHF report on the impact of the opioid epidemic on children, and quotes co-authors Carol Levine and Suzanne Brundage, in Report: Response to Opioid Epidemic Needs Sharper Focus on Children (March 12, 2019).

Crain's Health Pulse and Politico both cover a newly-released UHF report, The Ripple Effect: The Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on Children and Families (March 7, 2019). 

Crain's Health Pulse quotes Peter Newell, director of UHF's Health Insurance Project, in the article State insurance marketplace reports higher enrollment (February 5, 2019). 

Crain's Health Pulse reports that UHF and Greater New York Hospital Association named 30 new fellows for their Clinical Quality Fellowship Program (January 23, 2019). 

Considerable, a website focused on issues related to aging, quotes Carol Levine, director of UHF's Families and Health Care program, in its article The special challenges that men face as family caregivers (January 22, 2019).

McKnight's Long-Term Care News covers two new UHF reports on the difficult decisions patients face when choosing skilled nursing facilities after being discharged from the hospital in New report says hospital patients often feel rushed, helpless when making the transition to SNFs (January 16, 2019). 

City & State NY ranks UHF president Anthony Shih MD, MPH #14 on its list of The Health Care Power 50 in New York (January 13, 2019). 

HealthCareDive reports on two new UHF reports about the challenges facing patients as they transition from the hospital to rehabilitative care in Hospitals not adequately preparing patients for post-acute care, report finds (January 11, 2019). 

Becker's Hospital Review covers two UHF reports on the challenges faced by hospital staff and patients as they choose post-discharge care in the article Hospitals face difficulty in transitioning patients to post-acute care, report finds (January 11, 2019). 

Health Affairs announces that its most-read GrantWatch column of 2018 was an August 8 post written by UHF president Anthony Shih MD, MPH in The Five Most-Read GrantWatch Blog Posts Of 2018 (January 10, 2019). 

FierceHealthCare writes about two new UHF reports on the challenges patients and hospital staff face in planning for post-hospital care in the article The Biggest Discharge Planning Hazards Faced by Hospitals  The reports are also covered by Crain's Health Pulse in "Patients face challenges identifying post-acute options" (January 9, 2019).

The website NextAvenue chooses the 6 Best New Personal Finance Books, including "Navigating Your Later Years for Dummies" by Carol Levine, director of UHF's Families and Health Care program (January 7, 2019).

 

2018

Crain's Health Pulse covers a new set of UHF resources designed to help primary care practices prioritise patients' needs and goals, and quotes Anne-Marie Audet MD, senior medical officer of UHF's Quality Institute, in the article "UHF Develops Resources for Patient-Reported Outcomes" (December 18, 2018). 

Home Health Care News covers a new UHF report on post-acute care planning and quotes Lynn Rogut, UHF director of quality measurement and care transformation, in the article Hospital-to-Home Transitions Still Plagued by Lack of Information (November 28, 2018).

HealthLeaders writes about a new UHF report on post-acute care planning in the analysis Is Your Hospital Discharge Planning Failing Patients? (November 21, 2018).

Skilled Nursing News covers a new UHF report on post-acute care planning and quotes Lynn Rogut, UHF director of quality measurement and care transformation, in Poor Transfers Confuse Residents, Could Cost Skilled Nursing Facilities Money (November 18, 2018). 

Crain's Health Pulse covers a new UHF report, Difficult Decisions About Post-Acute Care and Why They Matter, in the article "Study finds flaws in hospital discharge planning" (November 16, 2018).   

Politico's weekly Prescription Pulse newsletter covers UHF's new antibiotic stewardship toolkit for outpatient practices in New tool for outpatient antibiotics prescribing (November 12, 2018).

Crain's New York Business covers UHF's new antibiotic stewardship toolkit for outpatient practices in Nonprofit offers new tool kit to curb antibiotic overprescribing (November 9, 2018).

MetroNews, a West Virginia news network, quotes a speaker at  a recent UHF conference on the ripple effect of the opioid crisis on children in Handle With Care funding is part of federal opioid legislation (October 17, 2018).

Grants, a publication of The New York Community Trust, writes about UHF's Partnerships for Early Childhood Initiative in the article Raising Healthier City Kids (October 10, 2018).   

UB Medicine, the alumni magazine for Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Buffalo, has a feature article about alumni Robert Gore, 2017 recipient of UHF's Distinguished Community Service Award, A Mentor On the Front Lines of Medicine (Fall 2018). 

Crain's Health Pulse covers UHF's annual Symposium on Health Care Services in New York, held October 30, in its article "Hospital staff, performance metrics can help tackle opioid crisis, policy expert says" (October 31, 2018).

The Albany Times-Union article, In New York, options for 2019 health coverage grow as individual mandate goes, references a UHF HealthWatch brief on the individual market and quotes Chad Shearer, UHF vice-president for  policy and director, Medicaid Institute (October 31, 2018).

Crain's New York, in its SNAPS feature, highlights UHF's annual gala held October 1 in the article "Honoring Decades of Public Service" (October 29, 2018).

Healthy Aging magazine quotes Carol Levine, director of UHF's Families and Health Care program, in its article What Changes to Expect in Medicare in 2019 (October 26, 2018).  

Forbes contributor David Rae interviews Carol Levine, director of UHF's Families and Health Care program, about her new book, Navigating Your Later Years for Dummies for the online article 9 Myths About Aging and Long Term Care For Dummies (October 18, 2018).

Crain's Health Pulse covers a new UHF HealthWatch brief, 2019 Shaping Up as a Watershed Year for New York’s Individual Market as Federal Challenges and Uncertainty Continue, and quoted report co-author Peter Newell, director of UHF's Health Insurance Project (October 9, 2018). 

The New York Times features photos from UHF's 2018 Gala, held October 1, in its Style section, both online and in the print edition (October 7, 2018).

Crain's Health Pulse writes about UHF's annual gala, at which it honored Stanley Brezenoff for four decades of public service, Debra Perelman for co-founding the Child Mind Institute, and Afya Foundation for its relief work in Puerto Rico (October 1, 2018). 

Health Affairs, in the Grantwatch article Foundation Funding to Research and Improve Medicaid, covers UHF's Medcaid Conference held in July (October 2018).  

Insurance Quotes, an online publication, quotes Carol Levine, director of UHF's Families and Health Care program, in the article What Changes to Expect in Medicare (September 27, 2018).

The article New York ACOs Report Highest Savings Since 2013 in Crain's Health Pulse is based on a United Hospital Fund analysis of the financial performance of accountable care organizations (ACOs) in 2017 (September 13, 2018).

Reuters Health quotes Carol Levine, director of UHF's Families and Health Care program, in the article Traditional Gender Roles Don't Keep Men From Becoming Caregivers (September 10, 2018). 

The newsletter Campaign for Action quotes Carol Levine, director of UHF's Families and Health Care program, in the article Don’t Let Myths About HIPAA Get in the Way of Good Care (September 6, 2018).

Crain's Health Pulse writes about a new UHF Healthwatch brief on housing in the article "How Providers Can Address Housing Insecurity" and quotes UHF research analyst Misha Sharp (July 27, 2018). 

J.D. Supra, an online newsletter for the legal community, covers a UHF report on small medical practices in Shared Services Model for Small Practices: PHIP Final Report (July 25, 2018).

Crain's Health Pulse covers UHF's annual Medicaid conference, held July 18, in "Frescatore says providers should apply DSRIP lessons more broadly" (July 19, 2018). 

Modern Healthcare, in the article "NYC Docs in Small Practices Experience Less Burnout," quotes Gregory Burke, director of Innovation Strategies at UHF (July 16, 2018). 

New York Nonprofit Media reports on a new UHF report analyzing the results of the first year of the Partnerships for Early Childhood Development initiative. Crain's Health Pulse also covers the report (July 13, 2018). 

Kaiser Health News quotes Carol Levine, director of UHF's Families and Health Care program, in the article A Hospital's Human Touch: Why Taking Care in Discharging a Patient Matters, about the Project Achieve study investigating the effectiveness of interventions designed to improve care transitions. The article was picked up by numerous media outlets, including the Washington Post (July 12, 2018). 

Crain's Health Pulse reports that UHF launched the second phase of its Partnerships for Early Childhood Development initiative (July 10, 2018).

In Crain's Health Pulse, the article Independent Doctors in Small Practices Show Resilience to Burnout quotes Gregory Burke, director of Innovation Strategies at UHF, and refers to the recent UHF report The PHIP Small Practice Project (July 9, 2018).

Heltoen International: A Journal of Medical Humanties published the commentary New Opiod Epidemic: Another Long Day's Journey, written by Carol Levine, director of UHF's Families and Health Care program (Spring, 2018).   

Crain's New York Business refers to a recent UHF HealthWatch brief  about a new federal rule that could destabilize New York's small-group and individual health insurance markets in the article "New York fights back against association health plan rule" (June 25,2018). 

Crain's Health Pulse reports on a new UHF study that analyzes the rate at which New York Medicaid beneficiaries suffering from acute respiratory infections are prescribed antibiotics. Politico New York's daily health care email and Philanthropy New York also covered the report  (June 25, 2018). 

The Crain's Health Pulse article "Feds' rule on association health plans won't trump NY law, state says" quotes Peter Newell, director of UHF's Health Insurance Project, and refers to a recent UHF HealthWatch report outlining the risks to market stability of the new administration rule on Association Health Plans (June 20, 2018).   

Crain's Health Pulse reports on a new UHF report, NYC PHIP Small Practice Project-Final Report, that lays out how small primary care practices can share services with each other in order to better qualify for medical home designation (June 15, 2018).  

Crain's Health Pulse reports that a new UHF HealthWatch brief concludes that a Trump administration rule that would expand the definition of Association Health Plans could destabilize New York's small-group and individual health insurance markets (june 11,2018). 

The subscription newsletter DCMedical News reports on the new UHF HealthWatch brief The Other Shoe Drops: Federal Association Health Plan Regulation Is Next Threat to Coverage in New York (June 11, 2018).

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune article 'Invisible workforce' of caregivers is wearing out as boomers age, part of a series titled "Agine Parents, Stressed Families," quotes Carol Levine, director of UHF's Families and Health Care Project (June 2, 2018).

New York Non-Profit Media covers the UHF report Behavioral Health Integration Issue Brief 2: Progress, Themes, Policy in its newsletter (June 1, 2018).

The story "Providers Still Challenged by Billing for Behavioral Health" in Crain's Health Pulse covers a new UHF report, Behavioral Health Integration Issue Brief 2: Progress, Themes, Policy. on the progress to date in a project to integrate behavioral health services into small primary care practices (May 31, 2018).  

Crain's Health Pulse reports in its "Who's News" section that Suzanne Brundage, director of UHF's Children's Health Initiative, has been selected as UHF's Patricia S. Levinson Fellow for the second year in a row. The fellowship was established last year through the support of the Robert A. and Patricia S. Levinson Award Fund at the New York Community Trust to advance UHF's work to improve health care for vulnerable populations (April 19, 2018)..

The Crain's Health Pulse article "Human Services Council releases blueprint for integrating CBOs and health care providers," covers a new report from the Human Services Council of New York, Integrating Health and Human Services, and a  a panel discussion about the report hosted by United Hospital Fund. UHF President Anthony Shih, MD is a member of the commission that prepared the report (April 18, 2018).

Crain's Health Pulse reports that UHF received a $60,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to study the impact of the opioid epidemic on children and adolescents (April 12, 2018).

The Reuters article Costs of 'informal' caregiving for heart disease to reach $128 billion by 2035 quotes Carol Levine, director of UHF's Families and Health Care program (April 10, 2018).

The FierceHealthcare article Sharing Services: A Survival Tactic for Small Physician Practices discusses a JAMA Viewpoint article written by Gregory C. Burke, UHF's director of Innovation Strategies, with Dhruv Khullar, MD and Lawrence P. Casalino, MD of Weill Cornell Medical College (April 4, 2018).

The Health Affairs blog Grantwatch reports that Robert Galvin, CEO of Equity Healthcare, was elected to UHF's Board of Directors (April, 2018).

An article in Nephrology Nursing Journal, "Collaboration for Family Caregivers: Home Alone Progresses to the CARE Act," covers the 2012 UHF/AARP report Home Alone: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Chronic Care (February 1, 2018),

The website Better Health Through Aging features a podcast interview with Carol Levine, director of UHF's Familes and Health Care program, on Negotiating Family Caregiving Expectations after Hospitalization (March, 2018).

The website Next Avenue published a commentary, Starting in April: New Medicare ID Cards, by Carol Levine, director of UHF's Families and Health Care program (March 6, 2018).

Medical Home News interviewed Gregory Burke, director of Innovation Strategies, for its feature "Catching Up With...Gregory Burke" (February 2018).

JAMA ran a Viewpoint, Can Small Physician Practices Survive? Sharing Services as a Path to Viability, authored by Dhruv Khullar, MD and Lawrence P. Casalino, MD, of Weill Cornell Medical College, and Gregory C. Burke, UHF's director of Innovation Strategies (February 19, 2018). 

The U.S. News & World Report article Rating Doctors: What You Need to Know quotes Lynn Rogut, UHF director of Quality Measurement and Care Transformation, and cites the UHF Quality Institute report Empowering New Yorkers With Quality Measures That Matter to Them (February 15, 2018).  

The Health Affairs blog published Searching for Quality Medical Care, a commentary by Lynn Rogut, UHF director of Quality Measurement and Care Transformation (February 9, 2018). 

The editorial "Cuomo’s Smart Attack on the Flu — and MD’s Monopoly on Basic Care," in The New York Post references a UHF 2015 report on the number of health care clinics in pharmacies and other retailers (January 28, 2018).  

Politico's story Proposal to Cut Medicaid Payments to Some Insurers with Excessive Reserves Stirs Concernreferences a UHF report on enrollment in private health insurance plans (January 23, 2018).

The Albany Times-Union op-ed, Initiative to Invest in Children Key to State's Prosperity, is co-authored by UHF President Anthony Shih, MD and Suzanne Brundage, director of UHF's Children's Health Initiative (January 18, 2018). 

The Huffington Post article Why Many Physicians Still Won’t Partner with Family Caregivers quotes a 1999 article from Annals of Internal Medicine co-written iby Carol Levine, director of UHF's Families and Health Care program (January 9, 2018).

STAT features a commentary authored by Carol Levine, director of UHF's Families and Health Care program, The Statistics Don’t Capture the Opioid Epidemic’s Impact on Children (January 2, 2018).