On April 24, the federal government issued a letter to Medicaid directors announcing new opportunities to test integrated care models for dual-eligible individuals (Medicare and Medicaid). Twelve million Americans use […]

For many individuals, particularly those who face significant challenges, fragmented care is a critical barrier to achieving positive outcomes. Necessary services are often split between healthcare and social services and […]

There is mounting evidence that screening for the barriers created by the social determinants of health (SDoH) has many positive benefits when addressing the needs of vulnerable populations. Diagnostic accuracy […]

With the number of Medicaid enrollees continuing to grow, states are seeking ways to ensure quality care continues to be provided while trying to curb increasing costs. Medicaid expenditures are […]

One of the biggest challenges of providing health and human services to any population is finding ways to efficiently connect individuals with the services they require. Over the last half […]

In February 2019, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) issued related proposals for policy changes which […]

Telehealth, also known as telemedicine, is seen by many to be an integral part of the future of healthcare in general and care coordination in particular. This attitude is reflected […]

For those of us who remember well the 80s and 90s, the current progress made in the battle against HIV/AIDS is nothing short of miraculous. As recently as 1999, the […]

In the years since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted, policymakers continue to adjust to meet the changing landscape of insurance and medical care. The Centers for Medicare and […]

2018 Retrospective 2018 saw many fascinating developments in health and human services, marking the efforts of communities across the nation as they continue to collaborate on innovative programs to coordinate […]

The Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) model is a public and private partnership designed to improve quality of care, reduce unnecessary patient services, and provide practices with additional financial flexibility […]

The Opioid Epidemic continues to be one of the biggest medical issues of our day. In 2016, over 42,000 people died from opioid overdoses, equating to roughly one person every […]

The Patient Centered Data Home (PCDH) is an initiative of the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) that is designed to enable the sharing of patient information whenever and wherever […]

The United States is facing a shortage of physicians, both in rural and non-rural regions of the country. It is estimated the country will be some 100,000 doctors short by […]

The Opioid Epidemic has grown dramatically since 2010. In 2016, two out of every three drug overdose deaths involved opioids, and one in five deaths among young adults were opioid […]

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