Week of January 15, 2013

NIH Study – High Rates of Emergency Department Use by Persons with Disabilities

The December 26 journal Health Services Research includes a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study.
Learn more here.

Estimating Disability Prevalence In Adults – Using Body Mass Index

January 10 CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Chronic Disease Release.
Learn more here.

Quality Measurement for Integrated Support for Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid

January 2013 report by the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) and Alice Lind, chair, National Quality Forum workgroup on persons dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.
Learn more here.

Veterans with Disabilities – Education and Employment Guide

New guide by Vets First.
Learn more here.

TriCare Approves ABA Therapy for Children of Military Families with Autism

The January 7 Disability Scoop announced a one year pilot by the TriCare health insurance program.
Learn more here.

Promoting Prevention Through Workplace Wellness

January 10 CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Chronic Disease Release.
Learn more here.

Employee Wellness Plans Can Cut Health Costs by 18% Per Worker

January 9 Business Insurance article.
Learn more here.

State-by-State: On-Line Information – Assistance to Persons with Low Income

A January 2013 Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) report on CHIP-Medicaid-SNAP-TANF-Child Care program information offered by states, on-line.
Learn more here.

Connecticut-Georgia-Kentucky-Minnesota-Wisconsin-Wyoming Selected as Integrated Primary Care – Behavioral Health Learning Sites

January 9 National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (NCCBH) announcement.
Learn more here.

California Medicaid Expansion and Affordable Care Act

January UCLA and UC Berkeley report on the cost and impact of ACA Medicaid expansion in California.
Learn more here.

Eating Disorders and Essential Health Benefits

An Eating Disorders Coalition report.
Learn more here.

CMS Announces 106 Additional Medicare ACOs

January 10 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) announcement
Learn more here.

Labor Department Campaign – Encourage Youth with Disabilities To Pursue Their Career Goals

January 10 Announcement
Learn more here.