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  • Implementing New York State's CARE Act: A Toolkit for Hospital Staff

    Implementing New York State's CARE Act: A Toolkit for Hospital Staff This step-by-step guide to implementing provisions of the CARE Act supports hospital staff in identifying, engaging, and preparing family caregivers, to improve the transition of patients from hospital to ...

  • New York State's "Get Smart" Campaign

    New York State's "Get Smart" Campaign A presentation from the webinar “New York State's ‘Get Smart' Campaign,” held on November 16, 2016. A presentation from the webinar New York State's ‘Get Smart' Campaign, held on November 16, 2016. The presentation ...

  • Presentations from "Medicaid in New York: Progressing to Value-Based Payment"

    Presentations from "Medicaid in New York: Progressing to Value-Based Payment" Read and hear featured components of the United Hospital Fund conference “Medicaid in New York: Progressing to Value-Based Payment.” The keynote and panel below were two of the featured components ...

  • Preventing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) in the Home Care Setting

    Preventing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) in the Home Care Setting This toolkit offers practical approaches and tools for home care professionals and hospital acute care providers to systematically assess the risks for and reduce the incidence of central line ...

  • Affordable Care Act Brings New Life-and Covered Lives-to New York's Individual Market

    Affordable Care Act Brings New Life-and Covered Lives-to New York's Individual Market A snapshot report examining the successful steps New York took to improve its individual health insurance market after the rollout of the ACA, and the steps that will ...

  • Short-Term Rehabilitation Services in an Inpatient Setting

    Short-Term Rehabilitation Services in an Inpatient Setting This Next Step in Care guide provides need-to-know information about rehab, including types of settings and services, basic facts about paying for rehab, and what patients and family caregivers can expect from the ...

  • Symposium Focuses on High-Performance Health Care Delivery

    Symposium Focuses on High-Performance Health Care Delivery These presentations were featured components of the 2015 Symposium on Health Care Services in New York: Research and Practice, held October 20. Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH In his October 20 keynote address at ...

  • A Good Place to Grow Old

    A Good Place to Grow Old This report, from the Fund's Aging in Place Initiative, describes a new model of care for the elderly: supportive service programs based in naturally occurring retirement communities. Exploring the programs, funding, and underlying partnerships ...

  • Health Care Provider Perspectives on Discharge Planning: From Hospital to Skilled Nursing Facility

    Health Care Provider Perspectives on Discharge Planning: From Hospital to Skilled Nursing Facility Third in the “Difficult Decisions” series of reports on the many factors that go into hospital discharge planning, with a focus on the experiences of health care ...

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

    2019 Shaping Up as a Watershed Year for New York’s Individual Market as Federal Challenges and Uncertainty Continue New York State’s individual health insurance market has been holding its ground in terms of enrollment, the cost of coverage ...

  • The Growth of Medical Homes in New York State, 2014 to 2016

    The Growth of Medical Homes in New York State, 2014 to 2016 Third in a series of reports tracking medical home growth in New York State. New York State continues to lead the nation in adoption of the medical home ...

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

    The Other Shoe Drops: Federal Association Health Plan Regulation Is Next Threat to Coverage in New York In this issue brief, we examine how the Trump administration's proposed rule on association health plans could destabilize New York's individual and small ...

  • The Ripple Effect: The Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on Children and Families

    The Ripple Effect: The Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on Children and Families Recommendations for an action agenda based on a multidisciplinary meeting. Press release can be found here. Opioid addiction is well recognized as a national crisis, but the ...

  • Reaching the Five Percent: A Profile of Western and Central New Yorkers Without Health Coverage

    Reaching the Five Percent: A Profile of Western and Central New Yorkers Without Health Coverage Examining the eligible but uninsured in western & central New York State. The related press release can be found here . While New York's overall uninsured ...

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Toolkit for Acute and Long-Term Care Facilities

    Antimicrobial Stewardship Toolkit for Acute and Long-Term Care Facilities Best practices from the GNYHA/UHF Antimicrobial Stewardship Collaborative. Despite widespread efforts to control the spread of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs), the incidence of infections attributed to MDROs among hospital patients continues ...

  • Reforming Payment for Children's Long-Term Health

    Reforming Payment for Children's Long-Term Health Lessons from New York State's value-based payment effort, focused on children's health care. Value-based payment approaches for children's primary health care services are urgently needed to improve quality of care, to incentivize the use ...

  • Deliver Us from Texas: As the ACA Turns 10, Will the Supreme Court Step Up Again?

    Deliver Us from Texas: As the ACA Turns 10, Will the Supreme Court Step Up Again? Examining at a constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act, and reviewing the damage it might do to the ACA tools New York has ...

  • A Gift for 2020 Grads: Enhanced Premium Subsidies for Student Loan Debtors

    A Gift for 2020 Grads: Enhanced Premium Subsidies for Student Loan Debtors Exploring how a tax credit for health insurance premiums tied to student debt payments might work. The related press release can be found here . Graduates from the class ...

  • Carer, Caregiver, What's in a Name?

    Carer, Caregiver, What's in a Name? This commentary by Carol Levine was originally published on the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association's “Families and Health” blog. The following commentary, written by Carol Levine, director of the Families and Health Care Project, was ...

  • No Caregiver Is an Island, Though It May Seem That Way

    No Caregiver Is an Island, Though It May Seem That Way Meeting specific needs, not a one-size-fits-all approach, is what will really help the growing population of caregivers. Here is what we know: the population is aging. Older adults typically ...

  • Op-Ed: Congress' Health Care Reform Fails New York's Children

    Op-Ed: Congress' Health Care Reform Fails New York's Children The potentially devastating consequences of the proposed American Health Care Act for New York's children are discussed by Suzanne Brundage, program director, Children's Health Initiative, and Patricia S. Levinson Fellow at ...

  • Can a Medicare Beneficiary Assigned to Observation Services Appeal the Decision?

    Can a Medicare Beneficiary Assigned to Observation Services Appeal the Decision? “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 ...

  • Interest in Early Childhood Health Leads to Three Funders Working Together

    Interest in Early Childhood Health Leads to Three Funders Working Together UHF, the Altman Foundation, and The New York Community Trust model grantmaker collaboration with their joint Partnerships for Early Childhood Development initiative. This commentary, written by Suzanne Brundage of ...

  • To Increase Value, Go Beyond Health Care

    To Increase Value, Go Beyond Health Care Increasing the “value equation”—and overall health—requires going beyond the health care system to engage in effective clinical-community partnerships. One of the most vexing issues in the U.S. health care system ...

  • Tony Shih: 2018 Annual Report Message

    Tony Shih: 2018 Annual Report Message "Ultimately, the goal of a health system should be to produce better health. And while health insurance coverage and access to care are vital to making this happen, they are not sufficient. So what ...

  • The “Last Mile” of Delivery System Innovation

    The “Last Mile” of Delivery System Innovation The "last mile" of delivery system innovation: the challenge of spreading promising practices throughout the health care system. The last mile problem generally refers to the difficulty of delivering goods or services to ...

  • COVID-19, Cities, and Health

    COVID-19, Cities, and Health How can cities become more resilient? To effectively promote the health and well-being of city residents, there needs to be alignment of health care, transportation, education, housing, economic development, and other sectors. Population density is one ...

  • Examining the State of Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Examining the State of Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic Telehealth has played a critical role during the COVID-19 pandemic and may have a long-lasting impact on the U.S. health care system. This commentary presents recent data from FAIR Health ...

  • Can You Provide Pre-existing Condition Protections Without the ACA? It’s Not So Easy

    Can You Provide Pre-existing Condition Protections Without the ACA? It’s Not So Easy Peter Newell, director of UHF’s Health Insurance Project, highlights the numerous ways ACA provisions protect consumers with pre-existing conditions. With a lawsuit seeking the repeal ...

  • To Advance Health Equity, We Must Bridge Gaps in Health Data and Measurement

    To Advance Health Equity, We Must Bridge Gaps in Health Data and Measurement UHF's senior medical officer, Anne-Marie J. Audet, MD, MSc, looks at how the pandemic has underscored long-standing data issues that pose significant barriers to both measuring and ...

  • Provider-Payer Collaboration Could Strengthen Vaccine Adoption

    Provider-Payer Collaboration Could Strengthen Vaccine Adoption As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the U.S. and vaccines become more available, health plans can partner with physicians, hospitals, and community-based organizations to bolster vaccine adoption. Commentary by Karen Ignagni ...

  • Finding Silver Linings in the Pandemic

    Finding Silver Linings in the Pandemic Heeding the important lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic, and using them to drive long-term change. Two of the most critical lessons are the need to address historical underinvestment in public health and the need ...

  • Profiles in Integrated Family Care

    Profiles in Integrated Family Care Profiles of five providers that work in very different settings but all are actively implementing elements of the “Integrated Family Care” model. The related press release can be found here . Integrated Family Care aims to ...

  • Not Sick Does Not Mean Well

    Not Sick Does Not Mean Well Every morning, I check the daily stats on COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in my area. Like many others, I'm trying to discern patterns: Are the upward or downward trends continuing? Are we peaking ...

  • After the American Rescue Plan: Trick or Treat?

    After the American Rescue Plan: Trick or Treat? As New York seeks to get out from under the COVID-19 virus and its variants, what further initiatives would help reach New Yorkers who still lack coverage, and will more federal help ...