Official announcements of progress in setting up state health benefits exchanges can be tracked by monitoring the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO): The Kaiser Family Foundation produces regularly updated briefs tracking exchange implementation progress in the various states: click here for more information. Kaiser Family Foundation also has posted an interesting issue [...]
Questions that need answering are many. Among the two most important are: (1) How to make guaranteed issue, modified community rating, and other needed insurance market reforms work if the Supreme Court decides the individual mandate is indeed unconstitutional? (2) How can Medicaid provider payment rates be increased without adding strain to tight state budget?
PPACA authorized the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to make grants for communities to improve public health in a variety of creative ways. The following is taken from the CDC website: The Community Transformation Grants (CTG) program will support community-level efforts to reduce chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. [...]
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) is coordinating most delivery system reform activity pursuant to PPACA. Don Berwick’s NEJM recent piece on the final ACO rule can be found here R. M.J. Bohmer, “The Four Habit of High Value Health Care Organizations,” can be found here David Miller and colleagues’ estimate of the [...]
Our active research projects are of three types: Health Policy Research, Health Reform Implementation, and Health Policy Communication. Click Active Projects for descriptions of each of our current projects. The purpose of health policy research is to improve health policy debates, policy development, and implementation. CHPRE work is directed at the national, state, and local [...]
In this section we will highlight high profile research papers or projects that are likely to affect the health policy debate in real time. Entries will rotate as new developments occur. We organize them into three categories: Delivery System, Insurance markets, Public health
The New “REDUCED” Price of Healthcare? By Caryn Sever While attending a gathering this past weekend a friend of mine…we will call her Suzy, mentioned that she had spent a portion of that day walking with a pedometer. I asked her if this was in an effort to maintain health, she replied yes (of course) [...]