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  • 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 ...

  • Partnerships for Early Childhood Development

    Partnerships for Early Childhood Development To identify and address selected psychosocial risks to development associated with childhood and family poverty, through screening of young children in pediatric primary care practices and referrals to partnering community-based social service organizations for needed ...

  • Patient-Reported Outcomes in Primary Care (PROPC)-NY Initiative

    Patient-Reported Outcomes in Primary Care (PROPC)-NY Initiative To better understand patient perspectives and help prioritize the patient voice in the delivery of high-quality primary care in New York by advancing the use of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs). The Institute ...

  • UHF Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative

    UHF Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative To address the critical issue of antibiotic resistance—to date a focus of work primarily in inpatient settings—by engaging hospital-owned outpatient practice sites in analyzing the factors affecting prescribing practices and developing a comprehensive ...

  • The Health Indicators Performance Improvement Project

    The Health Indicators Performance Improvement Project To help community-based senior-serving organizations build capacity to implement data-driven, results-oriented health and wellness programs. JASA (3 sites) $30,000 Carter Burden Center (2 sites) $20,000 Neighborhood Self Help by Older Persons Project ...

  • Isabella Geriatric Center/Together on Diabetes-NYC

    Isabella Geriatric Center/Together on Diabetes-NYC To bridge Together on Diabetes-NYC service operations while Isabella Geriatric Center and a large health plan complete and implement a reimbursement agreement covering Together on Diabetes-NYC services so the program is self-sustaining. Since 2011 ...

  • Together on Diabetes-NYC Two

    Together on Diabetes-NYC Two These grants provide additional support related to the development and testing of the model program in Washington Heights the Fund began in 2011 to help seniors better understand and manage their diabetes. Isabella Geriatric Center ($15 ...

  • Greater New York Hospital Association Five

    Greater New York Hospital Association Five To enhance the quality improvement infrastructure that was collaboratively established by the United Hospital Fund and Greater New York Hospital Association in 2005, with annual grant support from the Fund. Since 2005, when the ...

  • City Harvest

    City Harvest To provide nutrition and cooking courses at locations in Washington Heights for the diabetic seniors participating in the Fund's Together on Diabetes-NYC program. Building on City Harvest's successful initial integration into the Together on Diabetes-NYC program, the organization ...

  • Health Leads

    Health Leads To improve the access of low-income families to housing, food, job training, and other essential resources by integrating automatic screening and referrals to supportive services into clinical care. The health care system is not designed to address the ...

  • Partnerships for Early Childhood Development, Phase III

    Partnerships for Early Childhood Development, Phase III In the third and final phase of the program, eight pediatric providers and their community partners will continue their partnerships to screen and refer families to needed community supports, and an initiative-wide evaluation ...

  • Continuing Growth of Medical Homes in New York Is Spurred by Hospital Teaching Clinics: Model Is Expanding More Quickly Outside New York City

    Continuing Growth of Medical Homes in New York Is Spurred by Hospital Teaching Clinics: Model Is Expanding More Quickly Outside New York City Between 2013 and 2014, New York State experienced nearly 20 percent growth in the number of health ...

  • United Hospital Fund Publishes a User-Friendly Guide to Distill Critical Information from the State's Value-Based Payment Roadmap

    United Hospital Fund Publishes a User-Friendly Guide to Distill Critical Information from the State's Value-Based Payment Roadmap A new guide from the United Hospital Fund distills information about the State's value-based payment roadmap and the process for implementing it for ...

  • United Hospital Fund Announces New Initiative to Tackle Problem of Antibiotic Misuse in Outpatient Care

    United Hospital Fund Announces New Initiative to Tackle Problem of Antibiotic Misuse in Outpatient Care United Hospital Fund announced the launch of its Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative involving hospitals across the metropolitan area in a concerted effort to improve antibiotic-prescribing ...

  • UHF Honors 28 Hospital Trustees for Leadership and Service

    UHF Honors 28 Hospital Trustees for Leadership and Service United Hospital Fund honored 28 trustees from hospitals throughout the greater New York region with its Distinguished Trustee Award. United Hospital Fund honored 28 trustees from hospitals throughout the greater New ...

  • New Framework to Help Providers Integrate Behavioral Health into Primary Care Practices

    New Framework to Help Providers Integrate Behavioral Health into Primary Care Practices A new guide will help primary care practices increase their ability to serve patients with mental health issues within their primary health care settings. A new guide will ...

  • Bettina Alonso and Eugene Keilin Elected to United Hospital Fund's Board

    Bettina Alonso and Eugene Keilin Elected to United Hospital Fund's Board Bettina Alonso and Eugene Keilin have been elected to the United Hospital Fund's board of directors. Bettina Alonso and Eugene Keilin have been elected to the United Hospital Fund's ...

  • Hospital Clinics Are Main Driver of Recent Growth in Primary Care Medical Homes in New York

    Hospital Clinics Are Main Driver of Recent Growth in Primary Care Medical Homes in New York UHF has released the third in a series of reports tracking medical home growth in New York State. United Hospital Fund has released the ...

  • Carol Levine Named One of Top 50 "2016 Influencers in Aging"

    Carol Levine Named One of Top 50 "2016 Influencers in Aging" Carol Levine honored by Next Avenue. Carol Levine, director of UHF's Families and Health Care Project, has been named one of the 2016 Influencers in Aging by Next Avenue ...

  • Seeking New Health Care Models in an Uncertain Time

    Seeking New Health Care Models in an Uncertain Time Health policy expert Kavita Patel, MD, lays out competing visions for cost and payment reforms in her keynote to the 27th Annual Symposium on Health Care Services in New York. Post-election ...

  • Non-Profit Leaders Discuss the Future of Health Care Reform

    Non-Profit Leaders Discuss the Future of Health Care Reform At a panel discussion on January 24, 2017, hosted by Philanthropy New York, David Sandman and Jim Tallon discussed health care reform and the prospect of replacing the Affordable Care Act ...

  • UHF Kicks Off Learning Collaborative to Help Hospital-Community Partnerships Help Children

    UHF Kicks Off Learning Collaborative to Help Hospital-Community Partnerships Help Children The Partnerships for Early Childhood Development, addressing social determinants of health, brings pediatric primary care and social service agencies together for the initial webinar of its Learning Collaborative, to ...

  • Clinical Quality Fellows: Agents of Health Care Change

    Clinical Quality Fellows: Agents of Health Care Change The latest graduating class of Clinical Quality Fellows are addressing the challenges of increasing system-wide connections and patient-centered care. GNYHA's Lorraine Ryan, CQFP Chair Rohit Bhalla, MD, MPH, graduating Fellow Janine Duran ...

  • New Report Outlines Ways to Strengthen Consumer Access to Provider Networks in New York State

    New Report Outlines Ways to Strengthen Consumer Access to Provider Networks in New York State With health insurance premiums rising, delivery system reforms reshaping how services are provided, and the future of the Affordable Care Act in doubt, a United ...

  • Health Affairs Article Highlights UHF's Partnerships in Early Childhood Development Initiative

    Health Affairs Article Highlights UHF's Partnerships in Early Childhood Development Initiative An innovative partnership among United Hospital, the Altman Foundation, and The New York Community Trust is helping health care and neighborhood social services providers address social, environmental, and economic ...

  • A New Chapter: Anthony Shih, MD, MPH, Becomes UHF President

    A New Chapter: Anthony Shih, MD, MPH, Becomes UHF President Dr. Anthony Shih has become the new president of United Hospital Fund, bringing an extensive background in health policy, health system performance improvement, quality improvement, and population health. Anthony Shih ...

  • Board Member Eileen Sullivan-Marx Named Nursing Academy President-Elect

    Board Member Eileen Sullivan-Marx Named Nursing Academy President-Elect UHF Board member Eileen Sullivan-Marx has been named president-elect of the American Academy of Nursing. UHF board member Eileen Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean and Erline Perkins McGriff Professor of New York ...