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Action Agenda Calls for Family Caregiver Support
The United Hospital Fund has announced ten action steps—for health care providers, payers, regulators, and others—to improve transitions in care for patients and family caregivers. An accompanying report outlines the three-year work of 45 health care provider teams to engage and support family caregivers to improve patient transitions.
Thirty Hospital Trustees Honored
The United Hospital Fund presented Distinguished Trustee Awards to 30 trustees from metropolitan area hospitals, recognizing them for leadership, generosity, and extraordinary service.
Raising Congressional Awareness about HIPAA Misinterpretation
Testifying before Congress, Carol Levine draws attention to the frequent misinterpretation of HIPAA and how it hinders good communication between health care professionals and family caregivers.
Moving Toward Accountable Care in New York
A new Fund report explains how accountable care organizations are transforming health care delivery and payment systems and increasing incentives for more effective, cost-efficient care.
Relief Fund Raises $632K for Health Care Employees Affected by Hurricane Sandy
Through the Hurricane Sandy Health Care Employee Relief Fund, $632,158 has been distributed to 47 health care organizations, mostly hospitals and health systems, in Long Island, New Jersey, and New York City. The relief fund is administered by the United Hospital Fund.
Managed Care for Kids in Foster Care
A new Medicaid Institute report examines three possible models for implementing managed care for children in foster care, and their implications for several key issues.
Implementing Medicaid Health Homes in New York: Early Experience
A new Medicaid Institute report describes a new care management and coordination program for Medicaid enrollees with complex, chronic conditions.
Coordinating Care for the Most Complex Patients
A new report from the Medicaid Institute at United Hospital Fund focuses on a proposed New York State program to better manage care of beneficiaries who are enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid, commonly referred to as “duals.”
Medical Home Model Grows by 42 Percent in a Year
A pair of reports from the United Hospital Fund and the Primary Care Development Corporation demonstrate rapid expansion of Patient-Centered Medical Homes throughout New York State, with the greatest growth in upstate communities. The reports identify key pathways and challenges to the model's future growth and evolution.
Report: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Chronic Care
A new report from the United Hospital Fund and the AARP Public Policy Institute presents the results of a national survey of 1,677 family caregivers. The report explores the complexity of tasks that caregivers provide, finding that nearly half are performing medical/nursing tasks.