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Reconsidering Community Health Planning for New York City

Publication Date: 08.05.2008
Author: Sean Cavanaugh and James R. Tallon, Jr.

While interest is growing in recreating community health planning, there is almost universal dissatisfaction with the direction of previous efforts. This issue brief reviews the history of health planning in New York and looks for lessons to guide policy development in this area.

Quality Collaborative, Summer 2008

Publication Date: 08.04.2008
The Summer 2008 issue of Quality Collaborative includes articles on the collaborative model, the Perinatal Safety Collaborative, and the Rapid Response System Collaborative, as well as a gust column by NSLIJ president Michael J. Dowling.

Medicaid in 2008 and Beyond: Challenges and Prospects

Publication Date: 07.30.2008

Presentations are available from this July 2008 conference, which examined a range of challenges facing New York's Medicaid program and prospects for reform. Panels of experts addressed coverage expansion, long-term care, and managed care. Perspectives from the public sector were also featured.

Testimony of Jim Tallon Before the Planning Committee of the State Hospital Review and Planning Council

Publication Date: 07.27.2008
United Hospital Fund President Jim Tallon testified before the Planning Committee of the State Hospital Review and Planning Council on July 23, 2008, regarding the future of health planning and the certificate of need (CON) process. His testimony is available.

Blueprint, Summer 2008

Publication Date: 07.15.2008
This issue of Blueprint reports on the Fund’s work in helping Medicaid reshape itself, a comprehensive neighborhood-based approach to addressing asthma, and anew initiative targeting a deadly hospital-acquired infection.

Reforming New York's Medicaid Eligibility Process

Publication Date: 07.07.2008
Author: Barbara Coulter Edwards, Vernon K. Smith, PhD, and Greg Moody<br>Health Management Associates, Inc.

This Medicaid Institute report draws from the experience of selected states that have undertaken improvements in their Medicaid eligibility systems and processes, and identifies lessons that New York might consider as it seeks to improve its own Medicaid eligibility process.

Presentation of "Medicaid Managed Care for Persons with Severe Mental Illness in New York : Challenges and Implications"

Publication Date: 06.13.2008
Author: Michael Birnbaum

Delivered at the Third National Medicaid Congress in Washington, DC, this presentation reviews the findings and policy implications from the Medicaid Institute™ report Medicaid Managed Care for Persons with Severe Mental Illness: Challenges and Implications.

Hospital Watch Vital Signs, June 2008

Publication Date: 06.11.2008
The number of full-time-equivalent staff at New York City hospitals increased 2.9 percent in 2007, following much smaller rises in 2005 and 2006.

Health Insurance Coverage in New York, 2005-2006

Publication Date: 06.01.2008
Author: Allison Cook, Danielle Holahan, and Aimee Williams

Newly updated and expanded with 2005-2006 data, the Fund's annual chartbook provides an invaluable snapshot of the uninsured in New York—detailing income, employment status, age, and other demographic information, tracking the coverage distribution among workers and low-income New Yorkers, and estimating the number of uninsured New Yorkers who are eligible for public health insurance.

Streamlining Renewal in Medicaid and SCHIP

Publication Date: 05.27.2008
Author: Andrea Cohen, Melinda Dutton, Kerry Griffin, Gregory Woods (Manatt Health Solutions)

This report examines lessons from eight other states regarding options to streamline the annual renewal process for beneficiaries of public health insurance.

Health Care Reform: Setting Up the Next Debate

Publication Date: 05.26.2008
Author: Jim Tallon
James Tallon, president of the United Hospital Fund, delivered a presentation—“Healthcare Reform: Setting up the Next Debate”—on March 28, at the Harpur Forum breakfast in Binghamton. The text of Mr. Tallon's presentation is available.

Presentation of “Electronic Medicaid Enrollment in New York: Vision, Opportunities, and Challenges”

Publication Date: 05.23.2008
Author: Michael Birnbaum

Based on a United Hospital Fund initiative and its report from 2004 Bringing Information Technology Innovation to New York's Public Health Insurance Programs, this presentation explores the potential benefits of electronic applications for New York’s Medicaid program.  

Presentation of “Health Care Financing Challenges for 2009 and Beyond”

Publication Date: 04.25.2008
Author: Michael Birnbaum

This presentation examines the major challenges related to financing health care in the United States and considers implications for New York’s Medicaid program.

Public Program Simplification and Expansion

Publication Date: 04.18.2008

Presentation highlights are available from a roundtable discussion hosted by the Fund on April 11, 2008, focused on public program simplification and expansion.

Presentation of "New York's Eligible but Uninsured"

Publication Date: 04.18.2008
Author: Danielle Holahan

At the April 11, 2008, Health Insurance Coverage Roundtable Meeting, Danielle Holahan, of the United Hospital Fund, provided an overview of New Yorkers who are uninsured despite being eligible for public coverage, as well as exploring why they are not enrolled.

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