Week of December 4

Americans Depend on a Strong CDC

A November 27 statement in Politico by 6 former directors of CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
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Maine-Nebraska-Texas-Washington State-Wisconsin: State Health Information Exchange (HIE) Case Studies

On November 30, ONC (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology) released 5 state HIE case studies.
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Health Information Exchanges (HIE) – Success Profiles

The National e-Health Collaborative (NeHC), furthering its Roadmap for Progress, has released success profiles in implementing Health Information Exchanges.
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Patients-Consumers Want More Proactive Integration-Including Digital Engagement-With Treating Professionals

A Varolii survey report is available here.

5 Key Standards for Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid – in State-MCO (Managed Care Organization) MOUs (Memorandums of Understanding)

An October 28 report by the National Health Law Program (NHeLP).
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10 States – AL/CO/MD/MI/MN/NM/NY/OR/RI/VA – Progress in Implementing Medicaid Provisions Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

The November 19 Urban Institute report is here.

Cost and Coverage Implications of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid Expansion

The November 28 Urban Institute report is available here.

NASUAD November Medicaid Integration Tracker Report Available

National Association of States United for Aging and Disability November report is available here.

State Mental Health Agency Funding and Characteristics, 2010

Not yet available on the SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) website, is the 2010 state mental health agency funding and characteristics report. The 2009 report is currently on the SAMHSA website.
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Employer Guide for Compliance with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act

A new publication of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Partnership for Workplace Mental Health.
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CMS Allows Greater Flexibility and Diverse Services for Children Residing in Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities

See the November 28 CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid) bulletin here.

HHS OCR – De-Identifying Protected Health Information Under HIPAA

A new Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is available.
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Will There Be Enough Providers To Meet the Need Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)?

The November 20 Urban Institute report is available here.