Author Archives: Ignatius Bau

What a Trump Presidency (and Republican Senate and House) Means for the Future of the Affordable Care Act

With the stunning victory of Donald Trump in Tuesday’s presidential election, everyone is wondering how the President-elect and the Republican Party will implement the campaign promise to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on “Day One” of a Trump … Continue reading

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Office of Management and Budget: Request for Comments on Federal Standards for Race and Ethnicity

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is seeking public comments on several long-awaited changes to the 1997 federal standards for collecting and reporting race and ethnicity: 1) to allow a combined Hispanic/Latino “ethnicity” question with the “race” question so … Continue reading

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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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