Author Archives: Ignatius Bau

Health Care Payment Learning Action Network: Financial Benchmarking

The Health Care Payment Learning Action Network (HCPLAN) has released a white paper on performance measurement within alternative payment models (APMs).  HCPLAN work products will be considered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)  for implementation of the Medicare Access and Children’s … Continue reading

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Health Care Payment Learning Action Network: Patient Attribution

The Health Care Payment Learning Action Network (HCPLAN) has released a white paper on patient attribution within alternative payment models (APMs).  HCPLAN work products will be considered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)  for implementation of the Medicare Access and Children’s … Continue reading

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Health Care Payment Learning Action Network: Performance Measurement

The Health Care Payment Learning Action Network (HCPLAN) has released a white paper on performance measurement within alternative payment models (APMs).  HCPLAN work products will be considered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)  for implementation of the Medicare Access and Children’s … Continue reading

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Health Care Payment Learning Action Network: Data Sharing

The Health Care Payment Learning Action Network (HCPLAN) has released a white paper on data sharing within alternative payment models (APMs).  HCPLAN work products will be considered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)  for implementation of the Medicare Access and Children’s … Continue reading

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Health Research & Education Trust: Creating Effective Hospital-Community Partnerships to Build a Culture of Health

The Health Research & Education Trust of the American Hospital Association has published this guide for creating effective partnerships between hospitals and health systems and their local communities.  The guide was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which is promoting the … Continue reading

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Health Research & Education Trust: Hospital-Based Strategies for Creating a Culture of Health

The Health Research & Education Trust of the American Hospital Association has published this guide on how hospitals can support community health improvement. The guide was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which is promoting the concept of a “culture … Continue reading

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Regions Announced

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the 14 regions (in 16 states) that will be participating in the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) program for Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries: Arkansas: Statewide Colorado: Statewide Hawaii: Statewide Kansas and … Continue reading

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Integrating Health Literacy, Cultural Competence, and Language Access Services

The Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) has published a summary of a workshop on integrating health literacy, cultural competence, and language access services. Health care organizations are searching … Continue reading

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Fenway Institute: Building Patient-Centered Medical Homes for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients and Families

This issue brief published by the National LGBT Health Education Center of the Fenway Institute uses the framework of a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) to improve health care and health outcomes for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients and … Continue reading

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Why We Will Keeping Dancing

Over 26 years ago, I went to a gay club for the first time. I had just turned 30, finally coming out as a gay man to my closest friends, my family, and at work. The first few times I … Continue reading

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