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Jim Tallon: Keeping Patient Engagement Relevant

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Andrea Cohen: Preparing for the New Normal

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Fredda Vladeck: Better Partnerships for Better Health

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Carol Levine: Family Caregiving Lessons from the UK

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Modeling Value-Based Payment for Children

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A new report, commissioned by UHF, lays out a value-based payment approach for children in Medicaid, as New York and other states continue shifting Medicaid payments away from fee-for-service. The approach is based on research on effective clinical and social interventions for children, payment innovations across the country, and Medicaid utilization data.

Analyzing Medicaid Utilization by New York's Children

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Two new data-rich publications highlight key findings on current Medicaid spending and utilization for children in New York. The reports illustrate opportunities to improve children’s health, especially in the context of payment reform.

Lessons Learned from Premium Subsidy Program

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A new UHF report provides financial and enrollment data on the Advanced Premium Tax Credit Premium Program, and highlights lessons learned from this temporary program that helped low-income parents should policymakers consider a more enduring premium subsidy program to address health insurance affordability challenges.

Measuring Value in Children’s Health Care Requires Focused Attention

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A new United Hospital Fund report focuses on the quality measures to consider as part of value-based payment arrangements for children’s health care. Rolling children’s care into broader reform efforts rooted in value-based payment requires close consideration of how value in children’s health care is defined and how it is measured.

Toolkit to Prevent Infections in Home Care Patients with Central Lines

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Produced by United Hospital Fund, Montefiore Health System, and Northwell Health, a new toolkit offers practical help for home care professionals and hospital acute care providers to systematically assess the risks for and reduce the incidence of central line–associated bloodstream infections in patients receiving home health care services.

New Guide to Help Primary Care Practices Integrate Behavioral Health Services

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Produced by United Hospital Fund and Montefiore Health System, a new guide will help primary care practices increase their ability to serve patients with mental health issues within their primary health care settings. The framework delineates a series of steps that allow practices of different sizes to track and make progress at their own speed based on resources and practice structure.

The Individual Health Insurance Market—Before and After the Affordable Care Act

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A new United Hospital Fund report provides an analysis of enrollment and financial data on New York’s individual health insurance market—before and after the rollout of the Affordable Care Act—showing how New York’s implementation breathed new life into the individual market.

UHF Honors 28 Hospital Trustees

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On May 9, United Hospital Fund honored 28 hospital board members with its Distinguished Trustee Award. The honorees were recognized for their leadership and extraordinary service to hospitals in New York City’s five boroughs, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, and close-by Connecticut and New Jersey.

Capitation: Shifting Roles for Providers and Health Plans

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Examining the shifting roles of providers and payers related to the adoption of full-risk capitation, a new UHF report spells out opportunities and challenges for providers, health plans, consumers, and policymakers. The report also summarizes a number of open issues.

Report Looks at Links Between Characteristics of ACOs and Performance

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A new UHF report examines the performance of New York’s accountable care organizations in Year 2 of the federal Medicare Shared Savings Program, finding that they lag the national experience on cost savings but outperform it on quality results. The report considers several possible factors that may be contributing to the results.

Quality Fellows Use New Skills to Improve Patient Care

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Capstone projects that are changing daily practice were shared at a culminating ceremony for the latest graduates of the intensive 15-month Clinical Quality Fellowship Program.

Report Examines NY Impact of Proposed Insurance Mergers

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A new UHF snapshot report examines two proposed insurance mergers based on the New York footprints of the insurers proposing to merge. It explains the review process by federal and state officials that is currently unfolding, and places the proposed mergers in the context of the Affordable Care Act and a changing health care landscape.

UHF Honors 87 Hospital Volunteers

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On March 18, United Hospital Fund hosted its 23rd annual Hospital Auxilian and Volunteer Achievement Awards ceremony, honoring 87 volunteers and auxilians who provide exceptional service to 61 hospitals or hospital divisions throughout the greater New York metropolitan area.

Report Looks at Post-Reinsurance Program Options

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A new UHF snapshot report focuses on the Transitional Reinsurance Program, which was created by a provision of the Affordable Care Act and has improved the affordability of coverage for consumers by reducing premiums in the individual market. The report examines policy issues—and difficult options—related to the program’s expiration in 2016.

Tackling Misuse of Antibiotics in Outpatient Care

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United Hospital Fund has launched its Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative involving hospitals across the metropolitan area in a concerted effort to improve antibiotic-prescribing practices in the community. An aggregate $355,780 in grants were awarded.

Health Care 2021 Conference Focused on the Future of Health Care

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“What WILL the health system look like five years from now? And what SHOULD it look like?” were two of the questions that framed the day of the Health Care 2021 conference, held February 9, 2016, at the CUNY Graduate School and University Center.

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