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2013

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Providing Outreach And Enrollment Assistance: Lessons Learned From Community Health Centers In Massachusetts, Julia Paradise, Sara J. Rosenbaum, Peter Shin, Jessica Sharac, Carmen Alvarez, Julia Zur, Leighton C. Ku Sep 2013

Providing Outreach And Enrollment Assistance: Lessons Learned From Community Health Centers In Massachusetts, Julia Paradise, Sara J. Rosenbaum, Peter Shin, Jessica Sharac, Carmen Alvarez, Julia Zur, Leighton C. Ku

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Six years ago, Massachusetts implemented a broad expansion of health coverage to the uninsured population in the state. Understanding that outreach and enrollment assistance would be essential to the success of the expansion, state policymakers provided for public education campaigns, but also for person-to-person, hands-on assistance, especially in communities with large numbers of uninsured people. Community health centers play a central role in this effort. As states and communities gear up to provide outreach and enrollment assistance under the ACA, the experience of the Massachusetts health centers offers lessons that can help inform current efforts to reach and enroll millions ...


Community Health Centers In An Era Of Health Reform: An Overview And Key Challenges To Health Center Growth, Susan F. Wood, Debora Goetz Goldberg, Brian K. Bruen, Kay Johnson, Holly Mead, Peter Shin, Tishra Beeson, Julie Lewis, Shavon Artis, Katherine J. Hayes, Merle Cunningham, Xiaoxiao Lu, Trent White, Sara Rosenbaum Mar 2013

Community Health Centers In An Era Of Health Reform: An Overview And Key Challenges To Health Center Growth, Susan F. Wood, Debora Goetz Goldberg, Brian K. Bruen, Kay Johnson, Holly Mead, Peter Shin, Tishra Beeson, Julie Lewis, Shavon Artis, Katherine J. Hayes, Merle Cunningham, Xiaoxiao Lu, Trent White, Sara Rosenbaum

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Readiness For Meaningful Use Of Health Information Technology And Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition Survey Results, Peter Shin, Jessica Sharac Jan 2013

Readiness For Meaningful Use Of Health Information Technology And Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition Survey Results, Peter Shin, Jessica Sharac

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Objective. Determine the factors that impact HIT use and MU readiness for community health centers (CHCs).

Background. The HITECH Act allocates funds to Medicaid and Medicare providers to encourage the adoption of electronic health records (EHR), in an effort to improve health care quality and patient outcomes, and to reduce health care costs.

Methods. We surveyed CHCs on their Readiness for Meaningful Use (MU) of Health Information Technology (HIT) and Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition, then we combined responses with 2009 Uniform Data System data to determine which factors impact use of HIT and MU readiness.

Results. Nearly 70 ...