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A Strategy for Expanding and Improving the Impact of the Medical Home Across New York City

Publication Date: 08.25.2016
Author: NYC Population Health Improvement Program

A strategic plan for New York City to adopt the medical home model, which improves health care quality, improves patients’ experience of care, and reduces avoidable emergency department visits and hospital admissions.

Value-Based Payment Models for Medicaid Child Health Services

Publication Date: 07.13.2016
Author: Bailit Health

Prepared by Bailit Health for UHF and the Schulyer Center for Analysis and Advocacy, a report laying out both the rationale and framework for value-based payments for children's health care in New York.

Understanding Medicaid Utilization for Children in New York State

Publication Date: 07.07.2016
Author: Lee Kennedy-Shaffer and Chad Shearer

A data brief and accompanying chartbook presenting key findings on current Medicaid spending and utilization for children.

New York's Temporary Premium Subsidies: Meeting Immediate Goals and Yielding Useful Lessons

Publication Date: 06.30.2016
Author: Peter Newell and Nikhita Thaper

A snapshot brief on a temporary subsidy program implemented as part of the Affordable Care Act rollout—and lessons to be learned from this creative and effective program.

You Get What You Pay for: Measuring Quality in Value-Based Payment for Children's Health Care

Publication Date: 06.16.2016
Author: Suzanne C. Brundage

Examining the quality measures and outcomes that could be used in value-based payment arrangements for children’s health care in New York: how value for children will be defined, and how it will be measured.

Preventing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) in the Home Care Setting

Publication Date: 06.14.2016

This toolkit offers practical approaches and tools 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.

Advancing Integration of Behavioral Health into Primary Care: A Continuum-Based Framework

Publication Date: 06.07.2016
Author: Henry Chung, MD, Nina Rostanski, MPH, Hope Glassberg, MPA, and Harold Alan Pincus, MD

An innovative, step-by-step model guides small to medium-size practices through the intricacies of integrating behavioral health services into primary care, one of the major challenges in the drive toward "advanced primary care.

Affordable Care Act Brings New Life—and Covered Lives—to New York’s Individual Market

Publication Date: 05.26.2016
Author: Peter Newell and Nikhita Thaper

A snapshot report examining the successful steps New York took to improve its individual health insurance market after the rollout of the ACA, and the steps that will be necessary to sustain that improvement. 

Capitation and the Evolving Roles of Providers and Payers in New York

Publication Date: 05.05.2016
Author: Gregory C. Burke, Suzanne C. Brundage, and Nathan Myers

This report describes the basics of capitation, spelling out the range of new skills and capacities required by providers to be successful at it, as well as implications for providers, health plans, consumers, and policymakers.

Performance of New York’s Accountable Care Organizations in Year 2 of the Medicare Shared Savings Program

Publication Date: 04.18.2016
Author: Greg Burke and Suzanne Brundage

Accountable care organizations have now been participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program long enough for year-over-year comparisons and additional analysis of factors affecting providers’ performance. This report analyzes CMS data on both quality and financial performance for participating programs in New York.

A New Arena for Reducing Antibiotic Misuse: Outpatient Care

Publication Date: 03.24.2016
Author: Hillary Jalon and Anne-Marie Audet, M.D.

Health Affairs Blog reports on United Hospital Fund's new Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative.

The Next Wave: The Impact of Two New Proposed Mergers on New York’s Health Insurance Market

Publication Date: 03.24.2016
Author: Peter Newell and Nikhita Thaper

A Big Picture snapshot report examining two new proposed mergers of large health plans, focusing on the implications for New York markets.

After the Reinsurance Is Gone: A New Challenge for New York's Individual Market

Publication Date: 03.03.2016
Author: Peter Newell and Nikhita Thaper

A Big Picture snapshot report that examines the federal Transitional Reinsurance Program and what might provide premium-stabilizing effects after the program expires in 2016.

Seizing the Moment: Strengthening Children's Primary Care in New York

Publication Date: 01.07.2016
Author: Suzanne Brundage

An analysis of New York’s momentous opportunity to improve the health and well-being of children through a renewed focus on early childhood development in primary care, with key considerations and challenges for scaling and sustaining effective innovations.

Levers of Change

Publication Date: 12.17.2015

This year's annual report highlights how UHF's strategic use of resources to target key levers of change is helping move health care reform from theory to reality, to create concrete improvements in the delivery of care—and in its outcomes—for all New Yorkers.

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