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  • Success in the Empire State: Health Insurance Coverage Trends By: NYSHealth Priority Areas: Empowering Health Care Consumers, Expanding Health Care Coverage Date: November 2017 Type: Resources

    This NYSHealth-produced data snapshot examines trends in insurance coverage in New York State before and after the major coverage expansions of the ACA were implemented.

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  • Helping New Yorkers Become Savvier Health Care Consumers By: NYSHealth Priority Areas: Empowering Health Care Consumers Date: October 2017 Type: Grant Outcome Reports, Grantee Name: Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York, Inc. (WCNY)

    The health care system is incredibly complex to understand and navigate, and consumer-friendly information about prices, quality, and other aspects of care is lacking. Arming consumers with information helps them make savvier decisions about their own health and health care and gives them a greater sense of control over those decisions. The Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York (WCNY) serves as Central New York’s public media organization and works to engage, educate, entertain, and connect the communities it serves to a rich array of high-quality resources and experiences. To reach millions of New Yorkers and help them become more informed health care consumers, NYSHealth awarded WCNY a grant in 2017 to provide easy-to-understand health care information, tools, resources, and exemplary stories of real people actively engaged in their health care.

  • Health Care Spending Trends in New York State By: NYSHealth Priority Areas: Empowering Health Care Consumers, Advancing Primary Care Date: October 2017 Type: Resources

    This NYSHealth-produced data snapshot highlights key cost drivers and trends and shows how New York compares nationally and with other states.

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  • Health Care Cost Transparency Website: “YouCanPlanForThis.org” By: FAIR Health Priority Areas: Empowering Health Care Consumers Date: September 2017 Type: Resources, Website

    This NYSHealth-funded website by FAIR Health offers easy-to-use, reliable information on health care costs, allowing consumers to plan financially for commonly performed health care services. The next phase of the site—expected in February 2018—will also include specific quality metrics for hospitals.

  • Yelp for Health: Using the Wisdom of Crowds to Find High-Quality Hospitals By: Manhattan Institute Priority Areas: Empowering Health Care Consumers Date: April 2017 Type: Resources, Report

    This NYSHealth-funded report by Manhattan Institute assesses if patient-generated website reviews and ratings on social media correlate with objective quality measures for New York State hospitals.

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  • Still Searching: How People Use Health Care Price Information in the United States, New York State, Florida, Texas, and New Hampshire By: Public Agenda Priority Areas: Empowering Health Care Consumers Date: April 2017 Type: Resources, Report

    These reports summarize survey results on how people view, seek, understand, value, and respond to health care price information, both nationally and state-specific, including New York State

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  • Health Navigator NY on WCNY Radio By: NYSHealth Priority Areas: Empowering Health Care Consumers Date: January 2017 Type: Multimedia

    The health care system is incredibly complex to understand and navigate, and consumer-friendly information about prices, quality, and other aspects of care is lacking. To better arm consumers with information to help them make savvier decisions about their own health and health care, NYSHealth funded the Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York—known as WCNY—to develop and broadcast content through Health Navigator NY, a multiplatform project designed to help New Yorkers navigate the health care system and engage in the management of their own health care needs.

  • Why Are Hospital Prices Different? An Examination of New York Hospital Reimbursement By: Gorman Actuarial Priority Areas: Empowering Health Care Consumers Date: December 2016 Type: Resources, Report

    This report, funded in part by NYSHealth, examines the factors behind New York State hospitals’ wide price variation, with some hospitals up to 2.7 times more expensive than the lowest-priced ones in the same region.

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  • A Blueprint for Improving Access to Primary Care for Adults with Physical Disabilities By: Independence Care System Priority Areas: Empowering Health Care Consumers, Advancing Primary Care Date: December 2016 Type: Resources

    This NYSHealth-funded report, A Blueprint for Improving Access to Primary Care for Adults with Physical Disabilities, was created by the Independence Care System (ICS) as a guide for primary care providers to expand access to care for adults with disabilities.

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  • Assessing and Improving Cost Estimator Tools for Consumers By: Consumers Union Priority Areas: Empowering Health Care Consumers Date: December 2016 Type: Resources, Article, Report

    This NYSHealth-funded report in Consumer Reports offers ratings of health cost estimator tools, both nationally and New York State-specific, that help consumers make better-informed decisions about their health care.

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