Category Archives: Ignatius Bau: Policy Analysis

I am available for policy analysis of relevant legislation, regulations and standards. Recent work has included:
* Prepared analyses of federal legislation, including the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
*Prepared comments on implementing regulations for the HITECH Act to the Office of National Coordinator for HIT and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
*Conducted background research and prepared comments on several proposed models for medical homes
*Prepared analyses of requirements for “meaningful use of certified health electronic health records” and their alignment with proposed standards for medical homes

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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Connecticut Health Foundation: Person-Centered Medical Homes and Health Equity

The Connecticut Health Foundation has three new publications on the implementation of person-centered medical homes and the relationship to health equity: A policy brief that describes how medical practices seeking to achieve recognition as a medical home can simultaneously advance … Continue reading

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Plain Language Summary of U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Affordable Care Act

In its decision yesterday June 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), clearing the way for its full implementation, with one exception regarding the expansion of the Medicaid … Continue reading

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Crosswalk of Demographic Questions for California Health Insurance Exchange Application

Here is a crosswalk of applicant demographic questions that are being considered for inclusion in the application for health insurance through the California Health Benefits Exchange, California’s state health insurance exchange being established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care … Continue reading

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California Department of Health Care Services: Demographic Data Collection in State Health Insurance Exchange

Here are my presentation and a resource list prepared for the California Department of Health Care Service on demographic data collection requirements and standards for the state health insurance exchange.  These were prepared for a stakeholder meeting held by the … Continue reading

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California Pan-Ethnic Health Network: Opportunities to Advance Diversity in our Workforce through the New Health Law

This bulletin from the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network describes the sections of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) which support development of the health care workforce, and highlights the opportunities … Continue reading

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Side-by-Side Analysis of Equity Provisions in Final Senate and House Health Care Reform Bills

This is my side-by-side analysis of the provisions in the final Senate and House health reform bills related to equity, health disparities, demographic data, language access, cultural competency, health workforce diversity and community health. 

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California Pan-Ethnic Health Network Bulletin: Advancing Patient-Centeredness and Equity in Health Reform

An overview of the patient-centeredness and equity provisions of the national health care reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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California Pan-Ethnic Health Network: How Medical Homes Can Advance Health Equity

This issue brief from the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network describes the concept of the “patient-centered medical home” and explains how this emerging model of health care delivery might advance health equity.  The issue brief highlights ten common characteristics of medical … Continue reading

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California Pan-Ethnic Health Network Bulletin: How Health Information Technology Can Advance Health Equity

An overview of how health information technology can advance health equity for communities of color and other underserved populations.

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