Resources & Reports
A New Kind of Homelessness for Individuals With Serious Mental Illness? The Need for a “Mental Health Home” By: Thomas E. Smith, M.D. and Lloyd I. Sederer, M.D. Priority Areas: Integrating Mental Health and Substance Use Services Date: March 2009 Type: Resources, Article
This April 2009 Psychiatric Services article discusses the adaptation of the medical home concept to the care for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI). Medical home characteristics, such as access to and coordination of services, integration of primary and preventive care, adoption of recovery orientation and evidence-based practices, and family and community outreach, are ideal for the treatment of co-occurring disorders (COD). The authors cite individuals with COD as a target population for this kind of initiative.
Special Report: The Deteriorating Financial Health of New York State’s Health Centers By: Primary Care Development Corporation Priority Areas: Expanding Health Care Coverage Date: March 2009 Type: Resources, Report
Financial distress among health centers is grave and growing, according to initial findings unveiled in this NYSHealth-produced issue brief by the Primary Care Development Corporation.
Reducing Enrollee Churning in Medicaid, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus By: Lake Research Partners, Inc. Priority Areas: Expanding Health Care Coverage Date: February 2009 Type: Resources, Report
Approximately one-third of enrollees in New York State's public health insurance programs--Medicaid, Child Heath Plus, and Family Health Plus--fail to complete the annual recertification process and lose coverage despite remaining eligible, according to this NYSHealth-funded study conducted by Lake Research Partners. Some former beneficiaries manage to reenroll months later, resulting in a high churn rate that undermines efforts to provide continuous and stable health insurance to low-income New Yorkers.