Tagged: Medicaid

Bridging the Health-Community Development Divide

Community developers and health professionals often work in the same neighborhoods with the same residents, but they rarely work together in an integrated way to improve people’s health and economic outcomes. That is starting to change.

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Fast Fact: More than $32 billion is spent on DSRIP in 8 states.

The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) shares how changes in the Affordable Care Act create a renewed effort to refocus funds to community benefit activities.

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Age-Friendly Health Centers: A Proving Ground for Change

Wouldn’t we all like to age in our homes and communities, surrounded by what is familiar, supported by a health care team that really understands who we are and how to serve us as individuals with unique needs?

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By How Much do Costs Need to be Reduced to Leverage True Health Transformation?

This article first appeared on the Pew Charitable Trusts blog August 8, 2016.   Proposals abound for improving regional health: some call for initiatives to enhance clinical care and reduce costs, some focus on payment reform, others combine clinical and population-level interventions, and many more. In this increasingly complicated environment, it is challenging to determine …

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How Hospitals Can Help Heal Communities

Many of America’s finest multi-billion-dollar healthcare institutions make their home in communities beset by poor health outcomes and racial and economic disparities. Nonprofit hospitals and health systems can no longer accept such disparities as facts of life, and the shift is well underway.

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Affordable Housing Reduces Medicad Costs, New Report Shows

Primary care visits increased, emergency department visits decreased while integrated health services were a key driver of improved health care access and quality.

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Using Medicaid for Assisted Living Can Cut Costs for All

For many seniors, the thought of a nursing home is frightening—and dreaded. Assisted living communities can offer more autonomy, but often are out of reach financially because Medicare does not cover their services and Medicaid, the primary funder of long-term care, is limited in what it covers. Long-term care is expensive for both families and …

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