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  • Recent Trends and Future Directions for the Medical Home Model in New York

    Recent Trends and Future Directions for the Medical Home Model in New York Fourth in a series of reports monitoring the growth of the medical home model in New York, as measured by the number of practices recognized as Patient-Centered ...

  • A Year of Progress and Partnerships: UHF’s 2018 Annual Report

    A Year of Progress and Partnerships: UHF’s 2018 Annual Report UHF’s annual report provides some concrete examples of what building a more effective health system for every New Yorker might look like. What does building a more effective ...

  • Achieving Payment Reform for Children Through Medicaid and Stakeholder Collaboration

    Achieving Payment Reform for Children Through Medicaid and Stakeholder Collaboration Harnessing payment reform to improve children's health The related press release can be found here . Overhauling payments for children's health care so that quality and outcomes are rewarded—rather than ...

  • Home Alone Revisited: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Care

    Home Alone Revisited: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Care New data on what family caregivers who perform medical and nursing tasks are experiencing. Half of the nation's 40 million family caregivers are performing complicated medical and nursing tasks, including giving injections ...

  • It's About Trust: Parents' Perspectives on Pediatricians Screening for Social Needs

    It's About Trust: Parents' Perspectives on Pediatricians Screening for Social Needs A report from Public Agenda, based on interviews with low-income parents in New York City, explores how pediatricians can identify vulnerable children and families and connect them through community ...

  • Mile Marker or High-Water Mark? Tracking New York's Progress in Covering the Uninsured

    Mile Marker or High-Water Mark? Tracking New York's Progress in Covering the Uninsured A HealthWatch brief on New York’s progress in covering the uninsured, and obstacles to reaching the 1.1 million who still lack health insurance. This work ...

  • Healthier Homes, Healthier Childhoods: How Medicaid Can Address the Housing Conditions Contributing to Pediatric Asthma

    Healthier Homes, Healthier Childhoods: How Medicaid Can Address the Housing Conditions Contributing to Pediatric Asthma Focusing on indoor air quality as a key aspect of substandard housing in New York City, this HealthWatch brief identifies neighborhoods that Medicaid providers and ...

  • A Year of Impact: UHF's 2019 Annual Report

    A Year of Impact: UHF's 2019 Annual Report UHF’s annual report covers our priorities and accomplishments in a busy and productive year. To address complex and evolving challenges in health care and to maximize our own effectiveness, UHF focuses ...

  • The Top Ten Things Caregivers Don't Want to Hear...

    The Top Ten Things Caregivers Don't Want to Hear... Carol Levine, Director of the Fund's Families and Health Care Project, presents a collection of the kinds of unsolicited advice, unwelcome criticism, and undeserved praise that she and other caregivers receive ...

  • Preparing for the New Normal

    Preparing for the New Normal If there's one thread that runs through all of UHF's work, it's the knowledge that health care is in an extended period of flux. Our efforts must be more anticipatory, and responsive, than ever. Andrea ...

  • Keeping Patient Engagement Relevant

    Keeping Patient Engagement Relevant What do we mean when we say "patient engagement"? What related myths can we lay to rest? And how do we ensure that our public debate fosters meaningful implementation? There's general agreement in health policy circles ...

  • Breaking a Fifty-Year Compact

    Breaking a Fifty-Year Compact The approach taken by the latest health care proposal would break a 50-year federal-state compact and threaten New York's coverage and quality achievements. New York has overwhelmingly embraced the Affordable Care Act, taking advantage of subsidies ...

  • A Message from Tony Shih

    A Message from Tony Shih UHF's new president, Tony Shih, MD, MPH, introduces himself and looks to the future. Dear Friends, In recent months, all of us have had a front-row seat as our nation grapples with important health policy ...

  • Why UHF is Spearheading Antibiotic Stewardship Efforts

    Why UHF is Spearheading Antibiotic Stewardship Efforts Why UHF expanded its antibiotic stewardship to the outpatient setting and to nursing homes. This year's flu season is the worst in almost a decade and still getting worse, according to federal officials ...

  • Is Health Care Quality Improving?

    Is Health Care Quality Improving? Asking whether health care quality is really improving may not be the right question at all. Recently, I had a spirited debate with a colleague on whether health care quality and patient safety have improved ...

  • What Does Price Transparency Have to Do with Patient Empowerment?

    What Does Price Transparency Have to Do with Patient Empowerment? There are numerous steps between greater price transparency and a more empowered patient, and it’s a more complex issue than it might look like at first glance. One of ...

  • Pushing for Improvement One Step at a Time

    Pushing for Improvement One Step at a Time Improving the health care system is rarely about sweeping and dramatic changes. More often than not, progress is achieved through incremental steps. Health care policy has dominated the headlines for yet another ...

  • The Virus Has No Boundaries: How COVID-19 Affects People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    The Virus Has No Boundaries: How COVID-19 Affects People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 has taken a heavy toll on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; this commentary outlines the difficulties and needs of this vulnerable population. Disclaimer: The ...

  • Health Insurance: Rethinking Goals Amid Interrupted Progress

    Health Insurance: Rethinking Goals Amid Interrupted Progress Re-evaluating health insurance coverage goals and confronting fundamental inequity and unfairness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Times of crisis can bring clarity to fundamental problems. While we've witnessed the heroic actions of many health ...

  • Emergency Department Visits in the Age of COVID: Some Lessons Learned

    Emergency Department Visits in the Age of COVID: Some Lessons Learned Yves Duroseau, MD, MPH, chairman of emergency medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, examines how emergency department use may have been affected by the coronavirus. Disclaimer: The views presented here ...

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

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

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

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

  • Empowering New Yorkers with Quality Measures That Matter to Them

    Empowering New Yorkers with Quality Measures That Matter to Them A comprehensive report on health care quality measurement and public reporting in New York, prepared with funding support from New York State Health Foundation. Although quality measurement and public reporting ...

  • Presentations from "Medicaid in New York: Innovating in an Era of Uncertainty"

    Presentations from "Medicaid in New York: Innovating in an Era of Uncertainty" PDF presentations from the 2017 Medicaid conference. The presentations below were featured at the United Hospital Fund conference Medicaid in New York: Innovating in an Era of Uncertainty ...

  • Rewind: New York State Faces Familiar Issues and New Challenges in the "Repeal and Replace" Era

    Rewind: New York State Faces Familiar Issues and New Challenges in the "Repeal and Replace" Era 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 ...

  • Partnerships for Early Childhood Development Learning Collaborative

    Partnerships for Early Childhood Development Learning Collaborative Introducing the goals and processes of the Partnerships for Early Childhood Development, the project's Learning Collaborative kicked off with a webinar and in-person meeting to bring hospital and community-based partners together. The groundbreaking ...

  • HealthWatch: The Geography of Federal Medicaid Reform

    HealthWatch: The Geography of Federal Medicaid Reform 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. As of March 24, 2017 ...

  • Bridging the Gap: Moving from Planning to Routinization

    Bridging the Gap: Moving from Planning to Routinization Guidance on testing and assessment to aid in the adoption of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures are offered in this webinar presentation from the PROPC-NY learning collaborative. Guidance on testing and assessment in quality ...

  • Using PROMs in Primary Care: Making the Case and Experience from the Field

    Using PROMs in Primary Care: Making the Case and Experience from the Field A presentation at the initial meeting of the PROPC-NY learning collaborative makes the case for the role of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures in primary care. A presentation at ...

  • It All Falls on Me

    It All Falls on Me A joint report from UHF and AARP Public Policy Institute looking at family caregiver perspectives on medication management, wound care, and video instruction. Read the related press release . This United Hospital Fund and AARP Public ...

  • Understanding Medicaid Utilization for Children in New York State

    Understanding Medicaid Utilization for Children in New York State A data brief and accompanying chartbook presenting key findings on current Medicaid spending and utilization for children. See the related press release . Medicaid in New York is a vital safety net ...

  • Performance of New York's Accountable Care Organizations in Year 2 of the Medicare Shared Savings Program

    Performance of New York's Accountable Care Organizations in Year 2 of the Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable care organizations have now been participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program long enough for year-over-year comparisons and additional analysis of factors affecting ...

  • Seizing the Moment: Strengthening Children's Primary Care in New York

    Seizing the Moment: Strengthening Children's Primary Care in New York An analysis of New York's momentous opportunity to improve the health and well-being of children through a renewed focus on early childhood development in primary care, with key considerations and ...

  • What's Next for New York's Child Health Plus Program?

    What's Next for New York's Child Health Plus Program? This issue brief examines decisions New York faces as it considers the future of the Child Health Plus (CHP) program, the State's health insurance plan for children. Read the related press ...

  • The Cultures of Caregiving

    The Cultures of Caregiving The Cultures of Caregiving brings together physicians, nurses, social workers, and policy experts to examine the differences and conflicts (and sometimes common ground) between family caregivers and healthcare professionals. In The Cultures of Caregiving , Carol Levine ...

  • Landmark Study Profiles Young Caregivers

    Landmark Study Profiles Young Caregivers As many as 1.4 million U.S. children provide care for an adult family member, according to a report from the United Hospital Fund and the National Alliance for Caregiving. As many as 1 ...

  • Patient-Reported Outcomes in Primary Care-New York

    Patient-Reported Outcomes in Primary Care-New York Implementation guide for identifying and incorporating patients' needs and goals into primary care, along with an overview of policy implications and several field reports from the PROPC-NY initiative. Listening to patients' perspectives should be ...

  • Work in Progress: UHF's 2014 Annual Report

    Work in Progress: UHF's 2014 Annual Report New York’s health care system is on the move, with dramatic changes being made in its basic elements. The success of this transformation will in large part be determined by how we ...

  • Explain. Improve. Connect.: UHF's 2012 Annual Report

    Explain. Improve. Connect.: UHF's 2012 Annual Report Explain, improve, connect: three imperatives for our time that also describe both the goals and substance of the Fund's work. The 2012 annual report, covering the most remarkable year for health policy in ...

  • Pathways to Progress on Difficult Decisions in Post-Acute Care

    Pathways to Progress on Difficult Decisions in Post-Acute Care Fourth in the Difficult Decisions series, laying out the best practices, innovations, and policy levers that could help support New Yorkers who need to make decisions about post-acute care. The related ...

  • New York’s Medicare ACOs Improve Performance in Year 5 of the Medicare Shared Savings Program

    New York’s Medicare ACOs Improve Performance in Year 5 of the Medicare Shared Savings Program The accountable care organizations participating in the fifth year of this CMS program offer relevant lessons about moving towards value-based payment systems. The associated ...

  • DSRIP Promising Practices: Strategies for Meaningful Change for New York Medicaid

    DSRIP Promising Practices: Strategies for Meaningful Change for New York Medicaid Identifying key lessons and promising practices from the first four years of New York State’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program. Identifying key lessons and promising practices from ...

  • Easing the Stigma of Public Coverage: Workers with Health Coverage at Their Jobs Get Significant Government Aid Too

    Easing the Stigma of Public Coverage: Workers with Health Coverage at Their Jobs Get Significant Government Aid Too Analysis and explanation of the federal and state tax subsidies behind the employer tax exclusion. This work was supported by a grant ...

  • NYSDOH Hospital Quality Rating Stakeholder Workgroup: Final Recommendations

    NYSDOH Hospital Quality Rating Stakeholder Workgroup: Final Recommendations Recommendations for designing more user-friendly and meaningful hospital provider profiles that could help inform the health care decisions New Yorkers commonly face. Participants from consumer advocacy groups, providers, payers, and professional and ...

  • New York’s “Other” Individual Market Needs an Update

    New York’s “Other” Individual Market Needs an Update A recommended series of upgrades for New York’s “off-exchange” market for individuals, including the elimination of enrollment barriers for immigrants who are not permitted to get coverage through the NY ...