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This report provides an overview of current efforts for implementing electronic health information exchange (eHIE) by long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) providers. The report describes the extent to which LTPAC providers are preparing for and implementing eHIE with their partners and assessing its impact. The report provides a review of the gre
Report to Congress: Social Risk Factors and Performance Under Medicare's Value-Based Purchasing Programs
This report, mandated by the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 or the IMPACT Act (P.L. 113-185), requires the Secretary, acting through the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), to conduct research on issues related to socioeconomic status (SES) in Medicare’s value-based payment programs. The term so
The Technical Review Panel on the Medicare Trustees Report was established by the Department of Health and Human Services in 2016 to review the assumptions and methods underlying the Medicare Trust Funds (Hospital Insurance and Supplementary Medical Insurance) annual reports to Congress. The Panel, which has nine members, reviewed the Medicare a
Living Arrangements of People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias: Implications for Services and Supports
This is the PDF version of a Reference Paper prepared for the National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers (also called the Research Summit on Dementia Care). More information about the Summit is available at https://aspe.hhs.gov/national-research-summit-care-services-and-supports-persons
Report to Congress: Current State of Technology-Enabled Collaborative Learning and Capacity Building Models
This report responds to the December 2016 “Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act,” Public Law 114-270, which requires the Department to report to Congress on a range of issues related to technology-enabled collaborative learning and capacity building models and make recommendations on their use. This report consists of a summary
Transitions in Care and Service Use among Medicare Beneficiaries in Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Issue Brief
Medicare beneficiaries in inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPFs) have complex conditions that require sustained engagement with physical and mental health care providers. People who receive care from IPFs are at risk for a range of negative health outcomes, but surprisingly little is known about their patterns of care.
This project explores how the need for workers in healthcare professions can be partially met by hiring individuals with criminal records who do not pose a risk to public safety. The report is organized around the following five things to consider for employing certain individuals with criminal records in the healthcare sector: Growth in the
This 2018 report highlights participating states’ CCBHC activities that have been associated with improving access to a comprehensive range of treatment and recovery support services. The range of services includes delivery of mental health, addiction, and either screening for general medical conditions or onsite access to primary care during th
Credentialing, Licensing and Reimbursement of the SUD Workforce: A Review of Policies and Practices Across the Nation
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the barriers to and facilitators of licensing, credentialing, and insurance reimbursement for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers across the nation. The study included an environmental scan of key issues, reviews of credentialing, licensing, and reimbursement policies in the 50 states
As required by the IMPACT Act, the second Report to Congress examines the effect of individuals’ social risk factors on quality measures, resource use, and other measures under the Medicare program, as well as analyses of the effects of Medicare’s current value-based payment programs on providers serving socially at-risk beneficiaries and simu
Stakeholders broadly recognize the imperative of accessing, exchanging, integrating and using data from across the care spectrum to achieve the goals of value-based care.
This project report provides potential approaches to expand and strengthen the entry-level health care workforce in the United States.
Market-based payment policies such as competitive bidding, reference pricing, centers of excellence and tiered provider networks have been implemented both in Medicare and across the private sector, as described in this report required by Executive Order 13890.
COMMITTEE ON WAY AND MEANS U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENATIVE The 2000 Green Book Background Material and Data on Programs within the Jurisdicition of the Committee on Ways and Means October 6, 2000 (17th edition) Prepared for the use of Members of the Committee on Ways and Means by members of its staff. This document has not been officially ap
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2013 Public Comments on the National Plan for Alzheimer's Disease and the National Alzheimer's Project Act
Table of Contents DECEMBER 2013 COMMENTS NAPA Public Speech (M. Ellenbogen; Dec 2013) NOVEMBER 2013 COMMENTS G8 Dementia Summit (K. Schneider; Nov 2013) OCTOBER 2013 COMMENTS
2012 Public Comments on the National Plan for Alzheimer's Disease and the National Alzheimer's Project Act
Table of Contents DECEMBER 2012 COMMENTS We Need a Bold Plan to Stop Alzheimer's (S. O'Connor; Dec 2012) NOVEMBER 2012 COMMENTS
2011 Public Comments on the National Plan for Alzheimer's Disease and the National Alzheimer's Project Act
Table of Contents DECEMBER 2011 COMMENTS