Week of July 23, 2013

Boston and San Francisco: Disability Access To Primary and Medical Care

United Spinal Association’s July New Mobility magazine has an excellent article on legal and technical efforts promoting health care accessibility for persons with disabilities.
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Preventable Diseases and Healthier Businesses: An Infographic

A July 17 Public Health Institute and American Public Health Association communication.
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Estimating the Budgetary Implications of Health Prevention

July 15 Congressional Budget Office (CBO) presentation.
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Building Capacity for Population Intervention Research

July 16 Institute of Medicine (IOM), National Academy of Science (NAS) commentary.
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Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Behavioral Health and Pediatrics Health Home Integration

July 15 Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) case study.
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States Failing To Fulfill Olmstead Community Living Promise

July 18 Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) report.
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States’ Responses to Senate HELP on Olmstead Community Living

Compilation of the state responses to the Senate HELP request; this is a 638 page report.
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Massachusetts: CMS Releases CMS-MASS-Health Plans 3 Way Contract for Demo for Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid

On July 19, CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) released the 3 way capitation contract.
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Arkansas: ACA Medicaid Expansion Through Premium Assistance

July 19 Kaiser Family Foundation report on Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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27 States: The Cost of Not Expanding Medicaid Through the ACA

July Urban Institute report for the Kaiser Family Foundation on the 27 states not moving forward to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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Federal Guidance to States on Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Supports

July 10 Community Catalyst webinar presentation.
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Kentucky: Medicaid Managed Care Cautions

July 15 Kaiser Health News and Washington Post report.
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Crossroads: Long Term Services and Supports At A Time of High Demand and Fiscal Constraint

July 26 report of AARP-National Association of States United for Aging and Disability (NASUAD)-Health Management Associates.
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Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Improve Patient and Physician Communication

July 17 CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) announcement. 80% of hospitals and 50% of physicians currently use EHRs.
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21% of Family Physicians Dropped Out of ONC Meaningful Use Electronic Health Records Program in 2012

July 11 American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) announcement regarding the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) “meaningful use” program. MU intends to use EHRs to meaningfully improve patient treatment. Of those reported dropping out, 47% missed the ONC reporting deadline, 5% retired, and 17% switched to practices without EHRs.
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