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New Guide to Value-Based Payment in Medicaid in New York


A new UHF guide distills information about the State’s value-based payment roadmap for several critical audiences, including health care providers, health plans, policymakers, and other Medicaid stakeholders. The guide frames the State’s plans to transform the way it finances health care services, moving from volume- to value-based payments—a payment transition broadly recognized as essential for delivery system reform.

Avoiding Adverse Consequences as Insurers and Health Care Providers Share Risk


A new United Hospital Fund report focuses on the increasingly common “risk-transfer” agreements between health insurance plans and health care providers, along with the policy and regulatory challenges such arrangements present.  According to the report, effective regulation is needed to avoid adverse consequences for health plans, provider organizations, and the people they serve

Behavioral Health Reform for Children in NY’s Medicaid


A new United Hospital Fund report highlights four implementation challenges that must be solved as part of a successful redesign of behavioral health services for children in New York’s Medicaid program. The report is timely, given the Medicaid reform initiatives New York State is pursuing to promote a shift toward a system that supports care coordination and rewards value.

Three Leaders Honored for Health Care Accomplishments


The United Hospital Fund paid tribute to Howard P. Milstein, Arnold P. Gold, MD, and Stephen Berger at its annual gala, held October 5 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.  The awards were presented to acknowledge their invaluable contributions aimed at improving health care in New York.

Medical Home Model Grows Statewide


New York continues to lead the nation in the adoption of the medical home model. Even as the criteria for medical homes evolve, Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition remains a good marker for primary care transformation and performance improvement. This report also looks ahead toward Advanced Primary Care, a model that New York State is pursuing.

The Future of Child Health Plus


A new report examines New York’s Child Health Plus program, whose federal funding was recently extended, but only until September 2017. Nearly 280,000 children in New York currently rely on the program for health insurance coverage, but the federal funding prospects beyond 2017 are unknown, and New York policymakers face decisions about the program’s future, especially in light of new alternatives.

Jason Helgerson Presents Keynote at Sold-Out Medicaid Conference


Before a sellout crowd of more than 400, NYS Medicaid Director Jason Helgerson discusses the pursuit of value-based payment strategies to promote and sustain delivery system reforms. His presentation and selected others from the Fund's 2015 Medicaid conference are available.

Lori Evans Bernstein Joins UHF Board


Lori Evans Bernstein has been elected to the United Hospital Fund’s board of directors. She is co-founder and chief operating officer of HealthReveal and has over 20 years’ experience in health care and health information technology.

Dr. Anne-Marie Audet Named Vice President


Anne-Marie J. Audet, MD, MSc, has joined the United Hospital Fund as vice president to help shape and lead its new Quality Institute. Dr. Audet has worked in the field of health system quality for over 25 years, with extensive expertise in the science of quality improvement.


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