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UHF Grant-Funded CSS Report Offers Options for Covering NY Immigrants

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A policy paper issued by the Community Service Society offers analysis of health insurance coverage options for the nearly half a million people living in New York who are currently uninsurable due to their immigration status. The work behind this report was supported in part by a UHF grant.

Strengthening Children's Primary Care in NY

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According to a new United Hospital Fund report, resolving four key issues is paramount to ensure that each contact a young child has with the health care system not only responds to his or her acute needs but also promotes the child’s full development—including physical, mental, and cognitive health. The report notes New York currently has a unique and historic opportunity to make a difference.

Helping Family Caregivers Evaluate Technology

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A new guide from Next Step in Care presents questions family caregivers should consider when deciding whether to buy an electronic product or service to assist with the care of their family member. Types of technology covered include organizers of health information, scheduling and communication tools, personal emergency response systems, and monitoring devices for inside and outside the home.

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

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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.

Behavioral Health Reform for Children in NY’s Medicaid

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A new UHF 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.

2015 Gala Honorees Demonstrate Leadership and Community Service

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Three health care leaders were honored at the United Hospital Fund’s 2015 Gala for their leadership and accomplishments in improving health care for New Yorkers: Howard P. Milstein, Arnold P. Gold, MD, and Stephen Berger.

Medical Home Model Grows Statewide

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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