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Improving Community Health Through Hospital Community Benefit Spending: Charting A Path To Reform, Sara J. Rosenbaum, Maureen Byrnes, Sara Rothenberg, Rachel Gunsalus Dec 2016

Improving Community Health Through Hospital Community Benefit Spending: Charting A Path To Reform, Sara J. Rosenbaum, Maureen Byrnes, Sara Rothenberg, Rachel Gunsalus

Health Policy and Management Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Workforce Planning And Development In Times Of Delivery System Transformation, Patricia Pittman, Ellen Scully-Russ Jan 2016

Workforce Planning And Development In Times Of Delivery System Transformation, Patricia Pittman, Ellen Scully-Russ

Health Policy and Management Faculty Publications

Background

As implementation of the US Affordable Care Act (ACA) advances, many domestic health systems are considering major changes in how the healthcare workforce is organized. The purpose of this study is to explore the dynamic processes and interactions by which workforce planning and development (WFPD) is evolving in this new environment.

Methods

Informed by the theory of loosely coupled systems (LCS), we use a case study design to examine how workforce changes are being managed in Kaiser Permanente and Montefiore Health System. We conducted site visits with in-depth interviews with 8 to 10 stakeholders in each organization.

Results

Both ...


Clash Of The Titans: Medicaid Meets Private Health Insurance, Sara J. Rosenbaum Jan 2015

Clash Of The Titans: Medicaid Meets Private Health Insurance, Sara J. Rosenbaum

Health Policy and Management Faculty Publications

Throughout its first forty-eight years of life, the federal Medicaid statute lacked a viable insurance pathway for most low-income adults' ineligible for employer-sponsored coverage. In what is arguably the most important public health achievement since the enactment of Medicare and Medicaid fifty years ago, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) fundamentally alters this picture. Building on earlier breakthroughs for children, the ACA restructures Medicaid to cover poor adults and juxtaposes its new architecture against an affordable and accessible private insurance market for people ineligible for employer-sponsored or government insurance.


Addressing Medicaid/Marketplace Churn Through Multimarket Plans: Assessing The Current State Of Play, Sara Rosenbaum Dec 2014

Addressing Medicaid/Marketplace Churn Through Multimarket Plans: Assessing The Current State Of Play, Sara Rosenbaum

Health Policy and Management Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


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

Health Policy and Management Faculty Publications

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

Health Policy and Management Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


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

Health Policy and Management Faculty Publications

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 ...


Influenza Vaccination Of The Healthcare Workforce: Developing A Model State Law, Alexandra M. Stewart, Marisa A Cox Jul 2011

Influenza Vaccination Of The Healthcare Workforce: Developing A Model State Law, Alexandra M. Stewart, Marisa A Cox

Health Policy and Management Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Health Information Technology In The United States: The Information Base For Progress, David Blumenthal, Catherine M. Desroches, Karen Donelan, Sara J. Rosenbaum, Timothy Ferris Oct 2006

Health Information Technology In The United States: The Information Base For Progress, David Blumenthal, Catherine M. Desroches, Karen Donelan, Sara J. Rosenbaum, Timothy Ferris

Health Policy and Management Faculty Publications

Health information technology (HIT) has the potential to advance health care quality by helping patients with acute and chronic conditions receive recommended care, diminishing disparities in treatment and reducing medical errors. Nevertheless, HIT dissemination has not occurred rapidly, due in part to the high costs of electronic health record (EHR) systems for providers of care—including the upfront capital investment, ongoing maintenance and short-term productivity loss. Also, many observers are concerned that, if HIT follows patterns observed with other new medical technologies, HIT and EHRs may diffuse in ways that systematically disadvantage vulnerable patient populations, thus increasing or maintaining existing ...


The Epidemiology Of U.S. Immunization Law: Translating Cdc Immunization Guidelines Into Practice: State Laws Related To The Use Of Standing Orders Covering Immunization Practice, Alexandra M. Stewart, Marisa A. Cox, Sara J. Rosenbaum Nov 2005

The Epidemiology Of U.S. Immunization Law: Translating Cdc Immunization Guidelines Into Practice: State Laws Related To The Use Of Standing Orders Covering Immunization Practice, Alexandra M. Stewart, Marisa A. Cox, Sara J. Rosenbaum

Health Policy and Management Faculty Publications

This pilot study examines how five states -- Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, and Texas – approach the legal question of delegation of medical practice powers in an immunization practice context.


Achieving "Readiness" In Medi-Cal's Managed Care Expansion For Persons With Disabilities: Issues And Process, Sara J. Rosenbaum, Sara E. Wilensky, Peter Shin Aug 2005

Achieving "Readiness" In Medi-Cal's Managed Care Expansion For Persons With Disabilities: Issues And Process, Sara J. Rosenbaum, Sara E. Wilensky, Peter Shin

Health Policy and Management Faculty Publications

This Policy Brief examines issues that can be expected to arise as California moves to significantly expand the use of mandatory managed care arrangements for Medi-Cal enrollees with disabilities. This analysis is based on information gleaned from more than a decade of Medicaid managed care specification analyses for the federal government and private funders, focusing on both the general beneficiary population and persons with chronic illnesses and disabilities. This Policy Brief also reflects experiences in furnishing technical assistance to state purchasers and in developing model managed care purchasing specifications for both general and special needs managed care populations for both ...


The Effects Of Copayments On The Use Of Medical Services And Prescription Drugs In Utah's Medicaid Program, Leighton Ku, Elaine Deschamps, Judi Hilman Nov 2004

The Effects Of Copayments On The Use Of Medical Services And Prescription Drugs In Utah's Medicaid Program, Leighton Ku, Elaine Deschamps, Judi Hilman

Health Policy and Management Faculty Publications

In recent years, a number of states have increased cost-sharing for low-income Medicaid beneficiaries as one approach to Medicaid cost-containment. While copayments have been most commonly applied to prescription drugs, they also have been assessed for other services, such as physician visits, hospital admission, or outpatient clinic use.

Prior research has found that when low-income patients are required to pay more for health care services or for prescription drugs, they use fewer services or medications.[2] In some cases, their health could deteriorate, with the result that they may subsequently require more expensive emergency room or inpatient hospital care. While ...


Access To Pediatric Services Under Medicaid Managed Care In The District Of Columbia, Karen Shaw, Sara J. Rosenbaum Dec 2001

Access To Pediatric Services Under Medicaid Managed Care In The District Of Columbia, Karen Shaw, Sara J. Rosenbaum

Health Policy and Management Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Continuing Decline In Medicaid Coverage, Leighton Ku, Brian K. Bruen Jan 1999

The Continuing Decline In Medicaid Coverage, Leighton Ku, Brian K. Bruen

Health Policy and Management Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.