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  • 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 ...

  • Keeping Our Eyes on Children

    Keeping Our Eyes on Children Pediatric primary care can play a significant role in children's functioning later in life. How to structure practices, payment policies, workforce, and training to support that goal is a critical question. Long before I had ...

  • Levers of Change: Local Focus, System-Wide Gains

    Levers of Change: Local Focus, System-Wide Gains For a small organization, UHF has a very large mission: to improve health care for all New Yorkers. We've had notable successes through the years, by using our resources strategically and focusing on ...

  • Demystifying the Language of Health Care and Social Services

    Demystifying the Language of Health Care and Social Services This commentary by Carol Levine was originally published on Aging Today's blog. The following commentary, written by Carol Levine, director of the Families and Health Care Project, was originally published on ...

  • Implementing the CARE Act: What's Working? What's Not?

    Implementing the CARE Act: What's Working? What's Not? 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 ...

  • Can You Get Paid to Take Care of Your Mom?

    Can You Get Paid to Take Care of Your Mom? Caregivers may be able to receive reimbursement for their time caring for family members. Here are a number of possibilities. Among the many words used to describe family caregivers—invisible ...

  • The Statistics Don't Capture the Opioid Epidemic's Impact on Children

    The Statistics Don't Capture the Opioid Epidemic's Impact on Children 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 ...

  • The Historic Promise and Uncertain Future of Medicaid

    The Historic Promise and Uncertain Future of Medicaid 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. On January 24, 2018, Chad E ...

  • Left Out of Value-Based Payment

    Left Out of Value-Based Payment Payment reform alone can’t sustain everything we need to improve health. Exciting things are happening in health care. Beyond advances in technology and medical science—which are expected over time but still amazing to ...

  • COVID-19 Pandemic: Questions for the Future

    COVID-19 Pandemic: Questions for the Future Big-picture questions raised by the pandemic response. We are in the midst of one of the greatest public health crises of our lifetimes. Years from now, students from numerous disciplines will study the COVID-19 ...

  • Grandparents and Traumatized Children: Where Two Epidemics Converge

    Grandparents and Traumatized Children: Where Two Epidemics Converge This commentary zooms in on a critical point of convergence between two public health crises: grandparents vulnerable to coronavirus, and the children in their care because of parental opioid use. Policymakers can ...

  • Post-Acute Care and COVID-19: An Already Fraught Decision Becomes Even More Difficult

    Post-Acute Care and COVID-19: An Already Fraught Decision Becomes Even More Difficult Informed decisions about post-acute care are even more urgent now, as the peril is far greater. This commentary describes the challenges surrounding post-acute care decisions and explains CMS's ...

  • To Prepare for the Next Pandemic, Health Care Needs to Tackle Racism

    To Prepare for the Next Pandemic, Health Care Needs to Tackle Racism In the wake of accumulated racial injustices and entrenched inequities highlighted by COVID-19, there is a need and an opportunity for health care leaders to confront racism; Ram ...

  • For Health Care, a New Day and a Long Road Ahead

    For Health Care, a New Day and a Long Road Ahead Post-election commentary: Achieving progress will be immensely challenging, given the likelihood of a divided Congress and the competing priority of addressing the ongoing pandemic. The most difficult challenge will ...

  • Working Toward a Brighter Future

    Working Toward a Brighter Future For many, 2020 will be remembered for unprecedented pain and suffering. Not only for the 20 million U.S. cases of COVID-19 and 350,000 deaths just last year alone, but also for the widespread ...

  • A Shot in the Arm: American Rescue Plan Act Boosts Health Coverage Affordability

    A Shot in the Arm: American Rescue Plan Act Boosts Health Coverage Affordability This HealthWatch looks at the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which deepens affordability subsidies, provides premium tax credits to higher-income individuals and families, and creates new options ...

  • Helping the Asian American Community Recover from the Devastation of COVID-19

    Helping the Asian American Community Recover from the Devastation of COVID-19 Disclaimer: The views presented here are of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of United Hospital Fund, its staff, or its board of directors. January 2020 ...

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    Careers Please visit our  career center to learn more details about available positions and to apply for them online. (Note: link directs you away from the UHF website.) - Research Analyst (Medicaid Institute) United Hospital Fund offers a competitive compensation and ...

  • Contact

    Contact 3/16/2020 update: United Hospital Fund staff will be working remotely until further notice. United Hospital Fund  1411 Broadway, 12th Floor New York, NY 10018-3496 (212) 494-0700 www.uhfnyc.org info@uhfnyc.org Contact Us

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  • Legacy Society Profile: Frederick W. Telling, PhD

    Legacy Society Profile: Frederick W. Telling, PhD Frederick W. Telling, PhD Legacy Society Profile “An Investment in Sound Public Policy” Reprinted from the Fall/Winter 2014 issue of Blueprint. Since the Fund’s creation more than 135 years ago, many ...

  • NSIC providers

    NSIC providers Resources for Health Care Providers Toolkit, Guides, and More Resources for Health Care Providers Toolkit, Guides, and More Health care providers can improve transitions in care by partnering with family caregivers who assume major responsibilities for patient care ...

  • Quality and Efficiency

    Quality and Efficiency Quality and Efficiency Making health care more patient-focused, outcome-driven, safe, effective, and efficient Quality and Efficiency Making health care more patient-focused, outcome-driven, safe, effective, and efficient Enormous progress has been made, but health care quality, safety, and ...

  • Family Caregiving

    Family Caregiving Our Goals Through innovative research and analysis, broad dissemination of findings, and collaboration with health care and social service providers, United Hospital Fund works to advance public and professional understanding of the crucial role family caregivers play in ...

  • A Value-Based Payment Model for Children in Medicaid

    A Value-Based Payment Model for Children in Medicaid Related Reports You Get What You Pay for: Measuring Quality in Value-Based Payment for Children's Health Care Value-Based Payment Models for Medicaid Child Health Services The Children's VBP Team Chad ...

  • Quality Institute

    Quality Institute The Quality Institute Team Anne-Marie J. Audet, MD, MSc, SM Click to see email address Read Bio   X Anne-Marie J. Audet, MD, MSc, SM Click to see email address Anne-Marie J. Audet, M.D., M.Sc., is senior ...

  • Class of 2019-20

    Class of 2019-20 CQFP Class of 2019-20 Participants in the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program Oluwadamilare Adeosun, MPA, MSM, RN-BC, NewYork-Presbyterian Ambulatory Care Network John E. Arbo MD, NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi Tamar Berger RN, MSN, CIC, St. Joseph Hospital Robert ...

  • Special Tribute

    Special Tribute United Hospital Fund periodically recognizes the achievements of organizations or individuals who have had a significant impact on health care in New York City—and who have earned the respect and admiration of UHF and the broader health ...

  • James H. Simons, PhD

    James H. Simons, PhD James H. Simons, PhD Health Care Leadership Award, 2017 In 2017, UHF was pleased to present the award to James H. Simons, chairman of the Simons Foundation, for his visionary philanthropy to advance basic scientific research ...

  • Arnold P. Gold, MD

    Arnold P. Gold, MD Arnold P. Gold, MD Distinguished Community Service Award, 2015 In 2015, we saluted Arnold P. Gold, MD, for founding The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, which works with health care professionals to ensure that compassion, respect, and ...

  • 2019 Honorees

    2019 Honorees BronxCare Health System John R. Colón , Assistant Secretary, Board of Trustees For improving access to care for the West African community in the Bronx by creating a new diaspora practice to address the major health needs of this ...

  • Class of 2020-21

    Class of 2020-21 Oluyemisi Ariyibi, MD, MPH, CUNY Sophie-David School of Medicine and SBH Health System William Bodeker, MS, FNP-BC, CEN, CCRN, Mount Sinai Health System Kimberly Cartmill, MD, NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi Kelly Sessler, MPH, RN, CCRN-K, CLNC, NewYork-Presbyterian ...

  • Quality Leaders Forum

    Quality Leaders Forum In collaboration with the Greater New York Hospital Association   The Quality Leaders Forum is a group of emerging and established quality leaders committed to improving the delivery of high-quality care in the greater New York area. Members ...

  • PEDS Network Fellowship

    PEDS Network Fellowship PEDS Learning Network Fellows Danielle Fleissig, MD, Jordan Health Lauren Jen, MD, Children’s Aid Society Caroline Kirby, MD, University of Rochester Medical Center Amelia Koethen, MsED, MHC, Albany Medical Center Pediatrics Nancy Jade Lee, MD, NewYork-Presbyterian ...

  • Theresa Lang Children’s Ambulatory Center

    Theresa Lang Children’s Ambulatory Center In late 2016, as the leadership of the Center considered incorporating psychosocial needs screening into its practice, it decided to work in tandem with a community partner and to focus on meeting the needs ...

  • Addressing Social Needs

    Addressing Social Needs Children with unmet social needs—such as food insecurity or housing instability—are at greater risk for chronic health conditions, developmental delays, behavioral problems, and poor educational outcomes. Well-child care visits are an opportunity to identify unmet ...

  • Supporting Parenting

    Supporting Parenting Nurturing parents’ knowledge of child development and supporting their ability to build healthy family relationships are important for achieving positive health outcomes for children. All children rely on safe, stable and positive interactions with a parent or caregiver ...