Category Archives: The iBau Blog

Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured: Medicaid Per Enrollee Spending

This 2015 issue brief from the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured reports on the wide variation in per enrollee spending in the Medicaid program among all the states. Although the current Medicaid program establishes a federal minimum for … Continue reading

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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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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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National Committee for Quality Assurance: Phyllis Torda Health Care Quality Fellowship

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is seeking candidates for its Phyllis Torda Health Care Quality Fellowship Program.  Phyllis Torda was NCQA’s Vice President for Quality Solutions when she passed away earlier this year and the organization has initiated the … Continue reading

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PolicyLink: Opening Video from 2015 Equity Summit featuring Mayda del Valle

Here is the amazing opening video from the 2015 PolicyLink Equity Summit, featuring Mayda del Valle:

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Shared Valued Initiative and FSG: Measuring Shared Value Innovation and Impact in Health

“Shared value” is a concept that links social outcomes and economic results, or enhances the competitiveness of a company while simultaneously advancing the economic and social conditions in the communities in which it operates. Michael Porter of the Harvard Business School … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Proposed Rule Updating “Common Rule” for Human Subjects Research

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and 15 other federal departments and agencies have jointly published this proposed rule updating the “Common Rule” governing participation in human subjects research.  The current regulations that protect individuals who participate in research, … Continue reading

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Consumer-Purchaser Alliance: Patient-Reported Outcomes

This action brief from the Consumer-Purchaser Alliance describes how patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are increasingly used to measure health care quality performance. While patient experience of care is one of the triple aims, we rarely, if ever, ask patients to report whether … Continue reading

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National Institutes of Health: Administrative Supplements for Research on Sexual and Gender Minority Populations

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced the availability of one-year administrative supplements of up to $100,000 each for research on sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations.  The supplements are available from multiple NIH institutes and offices and for … Continue reading

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President Obama Signs H.R. 2 Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act into Law

On April 16, President Obama signed H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Act of 2015, into law.  The repeal of the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) payment schedule is effective immediately.  The law reauthorizes … Continue reading

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