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Medicaid Regional Data Compendium, 2014

Publication Date: 11.06.2014
Author: Lee Kennedy-Shaffer and Chad Shearer

This compendium gathers key data elements from various New York State Department of Health data releases and other related sources into short, easily digestible regional chartbooks providing a high-level overview of service utilization of New York’s Medicaid beneficiaries.

Work in Progress

Publication Date: 11.03.2014

New York’s health care system is on the move, with dramatic changes being made in its basic elements. The Fund is playing an important role in that transformation, as this 2014 annual report highlights.

Reducing Hospital Readmissions

Publication Date: 10.14.2014
Author: Hillary Jalon and Elaina Heagerty

The Preventable Hospital Readmission Initiative, a structured initiative involving several New York City hospitals, launched in 2011. This report gives an overview of the initiative: how it was run, results from its two stages, and lessons learned from its various findings and interventions.

Family Caregivers Providing Complex Chronic Care to People with Cognitive and Behavioral Health Conditions

Publication Date: 08.19.2014
Author: Susan C. Reinhard (AARP Public Policy Institute), Carol Levine (United Hospital Fund), and Sarah Samis (United Hospital Fund)

This United Hospital Fund and AARP Public Policy Institute report provides compelling new evidence that family caregivers who provide complex chronic care to people who also have cognitive and behavioral health conditions face particularly demanding challenges.

New York's Medicare Advantage Market, 2010-2012

Publication Date: 07.17.2014
Author: Peter Newell and Allan Baumgarten

This health insurance brief, a supplement to The Big Picture V, examines Medicare Advantage enrollment and financial results from 2010 to 2012, the initial phase of Affordable Care Act implementation.

New York’s Medicare Marketplace

Publication Date: 07.17.2014
Author: Casey Schwarz

A report from the Medicare Rights Center examining changes in plan enrollment, benefit offerings, and premiums and cost sharing before and after the implementation of Affordable Care Act cost-saving measures.

New York’s Medicaid in Transition

Publication Date: 07.14.2014
Author: Elizabeth M. Patchias and Sarah K. L. Samis

This comprehensive 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.

The Big Picture V: New York's Private and Public Insurance Markets, 2012

Publication Date: 05.07.2014
Author: Peter Newell and Allan Baumgarten

This edition in the Big Picture series provides a snapshot ofNew York’s public and private insurance markets in 2012, highlighting several shifts occurring in advance of the Affordable Care Act’s full implementation.

Family Caregivers Providing Complex Chronic Care to Their Spouses

Publication Date: 04.14.2014
Author: Susan C. Reinhard (AARP Public Policy Institute), Carol Levine (United Hospital Fund), and Sarah Samis (United Hospital Fund)

A report from the Fund and the AARP Public Policy Institute examining the wide range of medical/nursing tasks spousal caregivers perform and the lack of support they have for such tasks.

Home- and Community-Based Long-Term Care in New York's Medicaid Program: New Data on Service Use and Spending

Publication Date: 03.31.2014
Author: Sarah Samis

This data brief documents the shift of Medicaid home- and community-based services from fee-for service into managed care between 2010 and 2013. It presents regional differences in services and spending, and evaluates the growth in Medicaid managed long-term care and the corresponding decline in fee-for-service home- and community-based services, particularly in personal care use, reflecting an explicit policy goal of New York.

Mandatory Managed Long-Term Care in New York's Medicaid Program: Key Eligibility and Enrollment Issues

Publication Date: 03.31.2014
Author: Sarah Samis

This issue brief provides an overview of New York State’s mandatory Medicaid managed long-term care enrollment policy, which the State began implementing in 2012. It examines the growth in enrollment from 2010 to 2013, as well as growth by region and product line; and discusses key operational issues related to the major changes in eligibility and enrollment processes triggered by shifting high-need Medicaid beneficiaries from fee-for-service into managed care.

Great Expectations: New York Launches Its Affordable Care Act Marketplace

Publication Date: 01.17.2014
Author: Peter Newell

An early appraisal of New York’s health insurance exchange, examining the unprecedented collaboration that made the launch of the health benefit exchange possible and identifying ten issues to watch as it continues to enroll eligible New Yorkers.

Implementing and Disseminating a Fall Prevention Program in At-Risk Older Adults Living in a Naturally Occurring Retirement Community-Supportive Services Program

Publication Date: 12.19.2013
Author: Dale Chaikin, RN, MS, Renee Pekmezaris, PhD, Rajni Walia, MA, Corinne Kyriacou, PhD, Fredda Vladeck, LCSW, and Gayle Kolidas, LCSW

Published in a 2013 issue of the International Public Health Journal , this article examines the impact of a falls prevention program in a naturally occurring retirment community (NORC).

Advancing Patient-Centered Medical Homes in New York

Publication Date: 12.16.2013
Author: Gregory Burke

An issue brief examining the continued but slowing growth of the patient-centered medical home in New York, and the additional efforts needed to spread this model further.

Patient-Centered Medical Homes in New York: Updated Status and Trends as of July 2013

Publication Date: 12.16.2013
Author: Gregory Burke

A chartbook documenting the growth of the patient-centered medical home model in New York by region, practice type, and level of accreditation.

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