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Focusing on Early Childhood Risks for Long-Term Health

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A new UHF initiative, Partnerships for Early Childhood Development, will support 11 hospitals and their community partners in helping pediatric primary care practices initiate, expand, or improve on efforts to screen children up to age 5 for social and environmental risks that interfere with healthy development, and connect them with the services that can address those risks.

PICC Line Guide Aids Home Care Patients’ Safety

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The new guide was developed, in a UHF collaborative project, in response to patients’ and family caregivers’ needs for better education.

Toolkit Helps Hospitals Implement NYS CARE Act

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A step-by-step guide to implementing provisions of the CARE Act supports hospital staff in identifying, engaging, and preparing family caregivers, to improve the transition of patients from hospital to home.

UHF’s First Patricia S. Levinson Fellow Named

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Suzanne Brundage, program director of the Children’s Health Initiative at United Hospital Fund, has been selected as UHF’s first Patricia S. Levinson Fellow. The fellowship’s purpose is to advance UHF’s work to improve health care for vulnerable populations.

Thinking Through the Future of Health Care Reform

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At a panel discussion hosted by Philanthropy New York, Sherry Glied, David Sandman, and Jim Tallon discussed health care reform and the prospect of replacing the Affordable Care Act.

Home Health Care Refusals: Bridging the Communications Gap

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A roundtable sponsored by UHF and the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation examined the issue of patients who refuse follow-up services after discharge; such patients are more likely to be readmitted.

Seeking New Health Care Models in an Uncertain Time

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Health policy expert Kavita Patel, MD, laid out competing visions for cost and payment reforms in her keynote to the 27th Annual Symposium on Health Care Services in New York.

Charting the Affordable Care Act’s Impact on Insurance Markets

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The Big Picture VI, an overview of New York’s insurance markets, analyzes enrollment and financial data across health plans and lines of business since the Affordable Care Act went into effect.

“It All Falls on Me”: Family Caregivers Provide Valuable Perspectives

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A new report by UHF and the AARP Public Policy Institute reports on family caregivers’ perspectives on medication management, wound care, and video instruction.

Three Prominent Leaders Honored at UHF Gala

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At its annual Gala, UHF honored the extraordinary contributions to hospitals and health care of Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, Scott B. Salmirs, and Herbert Pardes, MD.

New York Continues to Lead Nation in Adoption of Medical Homes

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A new UHF report analyzes growth by region and type and examines logistical questions raised by competing models.

Improving Medical Homes and Health Equity in NYC

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A new report from UHF, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and partners in the Population Health Improvement Program lays out a strategic plan to expand the adoption of medical homes in New York City. The medical home model has been proven to be effective in improving health care quality, improving patients’ experience of care, and reducing avoidable emergency department visits and hospital admissions.

Modeling Value-Based Payment for Children

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A new report, commissioned by UHF, lays out a value-based payment approach for children in Medicaid, as New York and other states continue shifting Medicaid payments away from fee-for-service. The approach is based on research on effective clinical and social interventions for children, payment innovations across the country, and Medicaid utilization data.

Analyzing Medicaid Utilization by New York's Children

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Two new data-rich publications highlight key findings on current Medicaid spending and utilization for children in New York. The reports illustrate opportunities to improve children’s health, especially in the context of payment reform.

Lessons Learned from Premium Subsidy Program

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A new UHF report provides financial and enrollment data on the Advanced Premium Tax Credit Premium Program, and highlights lessons learned from this temporary program that helped low-income parents should policymakers consider a more enduring premium subsidy program to address health insurance affordability challenges.

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