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  • New York’s Medicare ACOs: Participants and Performance By: United Hospital Fund Priority Areas: Advancing Primary Care Date: April 2015 Type: Resources, Data Set, Report

    This United Hospital Fund (UHF) report, supported by NYSHealth, provides an overview of the 27 provider groups participating in New York’s Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs), including data on size, sponsorship, financial performance, and quality measure. 

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  • Accountable Care in New York State: Emerging Themes and Issues By: United Hospital Fund Priority Areas: Advancing Primary Care Date: April 2015 Type: Resources, Report

    This United Hospital Fund (UHF) report, supported by NYSHealth, outlines the early experiences of New York Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs), with attention to the implications of sponsorship type and previous investment in necessary infrastructure.

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  • The Effectiveness of Diabetes Prevention Programs in Community Settings By: University of Chicago Priority Areas: Diabetes Prevention and Management Date: March 2015 Type: Resources, Report

    This University of Chicago synthesis report, supported by NYSHealth and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, examines the evidence related to the health outcomes, long-term effects, implementation costs, and overall cost implications of existing diabetes prevention programs.

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  • Convenient Care: Retail Clinics and Urgent Care Centers in New York State By: United Hospital Fund Priority Areas: Advancing Primary Care Date: February 2015 Type: Resources, Report

    This NYSHealth-funded United Hospital Fund report on urgent care centers and retail clinics in New York State presents both the potential benefits and risks for the health care system of these new types of ambulatory care—known collectively as convenient care. The report examines the 366 urgent care centers and 18 retail clinics operating statewide, and pays special attention to the medically underserved and children.

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  • Bridging Health Care and Population Health: Payment and Financing Models By: New York Academy of Medicine Priority Areas: Diabetes Prevention and Management Date: January 2015 Type: Resources, White Paper

    This New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) white paper highlights key points from a population health summit, sponsored by NYSHealth and cohosted by NYAM and New York University, on ways for health care providers and payers to invest more broadly in improving the health conditions of communities. 

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  • Integrating Primary Care into Behavioral Health Settings: What Works for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness By: Milbank Memorial Fund Priority Areas: Advancing Primary Care Date: December 2014 Type: Resources, Report

    This Milbank Memorial Fund report identifies and evaluates the evidence for behavioral health integration for severe mental illness—what works, what shows promise, and key implementation areas that are important for successful endeavors. 

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  • The New York State Health Care Provider Database: A Framework for Action By: HealtheConnections Health Planning Priority Areas: Advancing Primary Care Date: December 2014 Type: Resources, Report

    This HealtheConnections Health Planning report, supported by NYSHealth, examines the feasibility of creating a statewide database of health care providers and its potential uses, as well as offers recommendations for making the database a reality in New York State. 

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  • Shared Savings Programs: Lessons Learned from a New York State Community Health Center By: NYSHealth Priority Areas: Advancing Primary Care Date: December 2014 Type: Resources, Article, Transcript

    Across the country, providers and payers are experimenting with new payment arrangements to improve health outcomes and reduce costs. The prevailing fee-for-service system pays for inputs rather than outcomes, and more care rather than better care. Alternative payment methods that move away from fee-for-service will drive meaningful change toward delivering and paying for better quality care. However, promising new reimbursement models are still being tested and refined to determine which are most effective, most appealing to payers and providers, and most likely to supplant the fee-for-service model.

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  • An Examination of New York State’s Integrated Primary and Mental Health Care Services for Adults with Serious Mental Illness By: RAND Corporation Priority Areas: Advancing Primary Care Date: September 2014 Type: Resources, Report

    This RAND Corporation report, funded by NYSHealth, examines several approaches that New York State community mental health centers have taken to improve the integration of behavioral health and primary care services for adults with serious mental illness.

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  • Defy Diabetes Survey Instruments By: University of Michigan Priority Areas: Diabetes Prevention and Management Date: August 2014 Type: Resources, Other

    In 2008, the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) invested in a 5-year, $35 million Diabetes Campaign, with a focus on improving clinical care and patient outcomes; mobilizing communities to prevent diabetes and support diabetes self-management; and promoting policies that sustain comprehensive and effective care for people with diabetes. During the Campaign, NYSHealth awarded three grants to the Institute for Leadership (IFL) to support the Campaign’s Faith Fights Diabetes initiative; IFL led a three-year plan to build the capacity of faith-based organizations to deliver a diabetes management and prevention program, Defy Diabetes, in places of worship across New York State. To assess the program’s impact on participants' health status, as well as diabetes-related behavioral and psychosocial outcomes, NYSHealth awarded a grant to the University of Michigan’s Department of Medical Education to develop and validate two survey instruments—one for participants and one for volunteer leaders delivering the program—to assess the effectiveness of the diabetes self-management and prevention program.

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