Week of July 9, 2013

Georgia: Collaborative Health System Change Planning Tool

Announced July 3 by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH).
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Clinical-Community Organization Relationships – Evaluation Roadmap

July 2 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) report.
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Oregon Announces CMS Approval of Medicaid Community First Choice Option (K Plan)

The Oregon Department Human Services announced July 1 that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the state’s request to expand Medicaid home and community based services for seniors and people with physical and developmental disabilities. Oregon is only the second state in the nation to receive this approval.
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California: Advocates Guide for Coordinated Care Initiative for Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid

Released July 1 by National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) and DREDF (Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund).
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Kansas: Draft Evaluation Design Tool of Medicaid Managed Care

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Maryland-Michigan-Minnesota-New Mexico-New York-Oregon-Rhode Island-Virginia: Are State Medicaid Managed Care Programs Ready in 2014?

Urban Institute study of 8 states readiness for Affordable Care Act (ACA) changes.
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Health Status and Risk Factors: Currently Medicaid Enrolled vs ACA Medicaid Expansion Population

July 7 Urban Institute announcement of a June 23 Journal of the American Medical Association article on Affordable Care Act (ACA) impact on Medicaid.
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Child Maltreatment Increases Medicaid Costs

July 1 CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) announcement of a July 1 Pediatrics article.
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Methods for Analyzing Financing and Use of Long Term Services and Supports

June 26 Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report.
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SAMHSA Announces Statewide Children’s Mental Health Family Network Grantees

Posted July 3 on the Children’s Mental Health Network website.
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The Truth About the Prevention and Public Health Fund

New report by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH).
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AHRQ – Registry of Patient Registries Available

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) July 2 announcement.
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Final HHS Health IT Plan to Eliminate Medical Errors and Improve Quality

July 7 ONC (Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT) announcement and report.
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