Week of February 11, 2014

What Healthcare Professional Practices Can Do To Become Accessible to Persons with Disabilities

One of the five Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publications on promoting healthy weight for persons with disabilities.
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Promoting Healthy Weight for Persons with Disabilities

New set of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) five publications: in addition to accessible professional practices (see above), publications include an overview, health department strategies, in the workplace, and in schools.
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Texas: Using Medicaid Waivers To Promote Population Health

New IOM (Institute of Medicine) brief.
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Medicaid Community-based Prevention Programs

January 24 paper and presentation to MACPAC (Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission).
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Medicaid Preventive Services for Adults

January 24 paper and presentation to MACPAC (Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission).
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New Jersey: Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers: AHRQ Recommended Model for Personalized Care Management

February 5 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announcement.
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The Promise of Connected Health: The Use of Mobile Devices to Improve Health Care

February 5 Health Affairs briefing webcast and materials.
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Mayors Guide to Behavioral Health Issues

New SAMHSA publication targeted to mayors of cities and towns.
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Medicaid: Characteristics of Managed Care Programs

Report and presentation to the January 24 meeting of MACPAC (Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access commission).
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Medicare Special Needs Plans (SNPs): GAO Examines Profits and Spending

Government Accountability Office January 22 report.
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Unique Health Plan Identifier: What Is It?

February 6 ONC (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology) sharing of a CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) explanation.
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PCORI Announces $5 million for “Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Info System” (PROMIS)

PCORI (Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute) announced $5 million for projects consistent with the NIH PROMIS.
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