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AHRQ Releases Annual Update on U.S. Healthcare Quality, Disparities

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released its National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report, which details the state of healthcare quality and disparities in the United States. The report identifies improvements in HIV and colon cancer care, nursing home care, and medication prescribing to older adults. The report also indicates that more work needs to be done to address disparities in important areas. Among the findings, dental and oral health care services have not substantially improved, particularly for people with low income or who live in rural areas.

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Reimagining A Quality Information System For US Health Care

Recommendations include: a national data infrastructure that operates independent of practice setting; aligned multipayer incentives that support needed infrastructure investments; longitudinal patient-reported outcome measures captured both in-clinic and through mobile technologies; a series of robust regional demonstration projects to broaden stakeholder understanding and technical capability; and a governance mechanism that assures both simplification and alignment of methods.

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How does cost affect access to care?

In this chart collection, authors from the Peterson-Kaiser Family Foundation Health System Tracker explore trends in how costs affect access to care in the U.S. based on the National Health Interview Survey data through 2020. Health spending per person in the U.S. averaged almost $12,000 in 2020, nearly double the average in other large high-income countries.

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One Funder’s Role in Medicaid Expansion and Affordable Care Act Implementation

The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation, a 19-year-old conversion foundation, has elevated its health policy agenda to advocate for health reform and create a key role for health philanthropy in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Ohio.

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Sparking a Patient Activation Movement

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation believes that a great health care consumer awakening is upon us. Read this Views from the Field on how a patient activation movement could lead to a health revolution and transform population health.

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Project ECHO

Project ECHO is an innovative model for expanding access to specialty and high-quality primary care in rural areas using telehealth-enabled networked learning. Read how the Project ECHO model is dramatically expanding capacity to provide treatment and improve patient outcomes.

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Supporting ACA/Medicaid Expansion Enrollment in Essex County, New Jersey

The goal of the Affordable Care Act—to provide access to health care to virtually all Americans through affordable health insurance that covers all essential services—coincides with The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey’s mission to bring quality, affordable health care to the most underserved and vulnerable people in its community.

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Optimizing Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment through Collaboration, Technical Assistance, and Promotion

The passage of the Affordable Care Act provided many health foundations an unprecedented opportunity to expand affordable coverage to lower-income and vulnerable people through the new health insurance marketplaces.

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The Fine Awards: Rewarding Great Teamwork across the Continuum

In 2008 the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and The Fine Foundation and launched The Fine Awards for Teamwork Excellence in Health Care. Each year, the awards celebrate health care teams in western Pennsylvania who achieve significant quality improvements.

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Oregon’s 1115 Medicaid Demonstration: New Partnerships to Power Up a Transformed System of Care

The ACA challenged states to rebuild a heath care system universally viewed as broken. Oregon embraced the challenge with a mix of quality improvement and cost containment strategies reflected in its approved 1115 Medicaid Demonstration.

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Health Care for the Neediest: The Critical Transformation

The United States now stands on the cusp of important expansion in access to affordable health insurance coverage that was promised in the enactment of federal health reform legislation in 2010. As actors and stakeholders throughout the health system prepare for a surge in the insured population, leaders are looking ahead to the looming challenges that will move to center stage as the crisis of the uninsured recedes: How can we reduce the heavy burden of health care cost growth on our nation’s families, employers, state budgets, and federal health care programs?

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Nonprofit Competition in the Health Insurance Exchange: Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans

When the Affordable Care Act was passed, Section 1332 established the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) program, which offers a consumer-friendly, high-quality nonprofit competitor to provide affordable insurance products to the small employers and individuals that will be served by the health insurance exchanges.

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