Week of September 17, 2013

Minnesota – CMS-State MOU for Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid

September 12 CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Memorandum of Understanding.
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Rhode Island – Small Practice “Patient-Centered” Health Homes Are Effective

JAMA Internal Medicine article shared September 10 by the Commonwealth Fund.
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The Promise of Integrated Behavioral and Primary Care

A September 11 info-graphic from HRSA-SAMHSA (Health Resources and Services Administration and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
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Care Transitions in Behavioral Health

September 9 National Council for Behavioral Health (NCBH) webinar slides.
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SAMHSA ACA Enrollment Tool Kits

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) has created six automated narrated presentations on Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment issues. The introductory overview tool kit is available here.
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High Risk Pool Participants Require Targeted ACA Enrollment Efforts

September 10 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation sharing of a Health Affairs article
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Enrolling Chronically Homeless Adults in the ACA Exchange/Marketplacece

Health Affairs article shared September 11 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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California: Use of Apps by Certified Application Assistants

Mathematica Policy Research paper
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West Virginia: Nonprofit Navigator Declines CMS Funds With State Pressure

National Council of Nonprofits sharing of a September 7 Sunday Gazette-Mail (WV) article
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766,506 “Patient” CAHPS Experiences Shared by AHRQ

On September 9, AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) reported the results of 766,506 patient experiences from 2,399 medical practices using CAHPS (Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems).
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PCORI Report on Improving Healthcare Systems

On September 9, PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute) released its advisory panel observations. Learn more here.

Impact of SSI-SSDI Ticket to Work Incentives

Mathematica Policy Research paper
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DOD Wounded Warrior Recovery 2013 Annual Report

Issued by the Department of Defense
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