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Primer Captures Transformation of New York’s Medicaid Program

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A new overview of New York’s Medicaid program provides essential grounding in the dramatically changing program, focusing on the changes related to the federal Affordable Care Act and the State’s Medicaid Redesign Team; it also presents recent data on spending and enrollment and examines complex reforms underway or planned for the near future.

Family Caregivers Now a Key Part of National Program to Prevent Rehospitalizations

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Developed by United Hospital Fund in collaboration with the Project RED research group at  Boston University Medical Center, a new tool offers guidance for hospitals on how to work effectively with family caregivers. The creation of the new tool reflects the growing recognition of the critical role family caregivers play in reducing avoidable hospital readmissions.

28 Hospital Trustees Honored for Leadership and Service

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The United Hospital Fund presented Distinguished Trustee Awards to 28 hospital trustees, recognizing their leadership and extraordinary service to not-for-profit and municipal hospitals in New York City, nearby New Jersey, Connecticut, and Long Island. Fund President Jim Tallon (right) and Greg Braca, head of U.S. Corporate and Specialty Banking at TD Bank, which provided underwriting support, congratulated the honorees.

Clinical Quality Fellows Share Practical Lessons

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New graduates of the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program marked the completion of their intensive quality improvement training with the presentation of three of the program's required "capstone" projects.

Insurance Plans Specializing in Public Programs Were the Fastest Growing in 2012

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Health insurance plans in New York that specialize in public programs like Medicaid and Child Health Plus grew dramatically in 2012 in terms of enrollment, revenue, net income, and overall market share, according to the fifth installment of the United Hospital Fund’s Big Picture series.

Spouses Who Are Caregivers Are More Likely to Perform Medical/Nursing Tasks

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Spouses who are caregivers are more likely than other caregivers to perform demanding medical/nursing tasks, yet they are less likely to get support from family or friends or to have support from home visits by a health care professional, according to a new report by the United Hospital Fund and AARP Public Policy Institute.

Anthology Uses Fiction to Convey Emotional Truth of Caregiving

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Living in the Land of Limbo, an anthology of short stories and poetry about family caregiving edited by Carol Levine, director of the Families and Health Care Project, adds to the national discussion on family caregiving and to the Fund’s work, which has focused on improving partnerships between caregivers and health care professionals since 1996.

Andrea G. Cohen, New Senior Vice President for Program

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Andrea G. Cohen has joined the United Hospital Fund as its new Senior Vice President for Program. An attorney with extensive legal and policy experience in the health care world, Ms. Cohen comes to the Fund from the Office of the New York City Mayor, where, as Director of Health Services since 2009, she was the lead health policy advisor to the Mayor and Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services.

Reports Document Shift to Managed Long-Term Care

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Between December 2010 and October 2013, managed long-term care enrollment of Medicaid beneficiaries in New York nearly quadrupled, from about 33,000 enrollees to 123,000, while a corresponding decline of 70 percent was recorded in the number of fee-for-service personal care users--according to two new reports from the Fund's Medicaid Institute.

Early Success of New York's Insurance Exchange Highlighted

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A new Fund report provides an early appraisal of New York State of Health, examining the unprecedented collaboration that made the launch of the health benefit exchange possible. The report also identifies a list of ten issues right around the corner.