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Year 2015: April March February January
Year 2014: December November October September August July June May


April 2015

  • STD Billing and Reimbursement Toolkit STD Billing and Reimbursement Toolkit - 20-APR-2015 The STD-Related Reproductive Health Training and Technical Assistance Center has released a toolkit to assist publicly-funded STD clinics and public health laboratories in making decisions about whether to bill, and how to develop billing systems, manage revenue cycles, initiate contracts, and enhance coding capacity for STD-related services.
  • Congressional Public Health Caucus Announced Congressional Public Health Caucus Announced - 17-APR-2015 Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA-1) and Congressman Gene Green (D-TX-29) have announced the formation of a new, bipartisan Congressional Public Health Caucus in the House of Representatives. The caucus will serve as a formal group of members whose mission is to raise awareness of the importance of public health issues, and will provide educational opportunities for Members of Congress and their staff.
  • Report on Health Information Blocking images/pdf.gif icon - (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, HHS (ONC)) - 10-APR-2015 This report examines information blocking - the degree to which the reasonable sharing of electronic health information is restricted or prevented.


March 2015

  • Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) Website Launch Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) Website Launch - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)) - 12-MAR-2015 CDC has released the updated Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) online tool that produces public health profiles for all 3,143 counties in the United States. Each profile includes key indicators of health outcomes, which describes the population health status of a county and factors that have the potential to influence health outcomes, such as health care access and quality, health behaviors, social factors, and the physical environment.
  • Next Generation ACO Model Next Generation ACO Model - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)) - 12-MAR-2015 The Next Generation ACO Model will allow provider groups to assume higher levels of financial risk and reward to test whether strong financial incentives for ACOs, coupled with tools to support better patient engagement and care management, can improve health outcomes and lower expenditures.


February 2015


January 2015

  • Medicaid Moving Forward Medicaid Moving Forward - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) US) - 09-JAN-2015 A new fact sheet examines Medicaid, in light of the June 2012 Supreme Court decision that made state expansion of Medicaid optional.


December 2014

  • Public Health's Role in a Post-ACA World (2014) images/pdf.gif icon - (AcademyHealth) - 30-DEC-2014 This report looks at the public health departments of Massachusetts, San Diego, and Vermont to demonstrate the ways in which the departments have changed to accommodate the new requirements of the Affordable Care Act.
  • The State HIE Program Four Years Later: Key Findings on Grantees' Experiences from a Six-State Review (2014) images/pdf.gif icon - (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, HHS (ONC)) - 30-DEC-2014 This Case Study Report presents the results of a NORC series of case studies, which identified key enablers, challenges, and lessons learned from the State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program. The report presents the results of a survey and site visit of the implementation experiences in six states (Iowa, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Utah, Vermont, and Wyoming).
  • Data for Individual Health images/pdf.gif icon - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)) - 03-DEC-2014 This report discusses access to and integration of data gleaned from the electronic health record and personal health record can contribute to the improved health of individuals and the development of a Learning Health System.


November 2014

  • The ACA and Recent Section 1115 Medicaid Demonstration Waivers images/pdf.gif icon - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) US) - 25-NOV-2014 This brief focuses on waivers related to implementation of the ACA Medicaid expansion to adults, with a particular focus on provisions which the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have approved, denied, and are pending.


October 2014

  • Differences in Case-Mix between Rural and Urban Recipients of Home Health Care images/pdf.gif icon - (Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) USA) - 08-OCT-2014 A new report looks at differences in health status and needs of the population receiving home health services, within urban and rural settings. Home health care is both an important part of the care continuum for Medicare beneficiaries and a major program cost.
  • Open Payments Open Payments - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)) - 01-OCT-2014 This program (also known as the Sunshine Act) is a national resource for beneficiaries, consumers, and providers to better understand relationships between physicians, teaching hospitals, and industry. Included is information related to drugs/pharmaceuticals, medical device and biologicals that are reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid, or Children's Health Insurance Program


September 2014

  • The State of Health Equity Research: Closing Knowledge Gaps to Address Inequities (2014) images/pdf.gif icon - (AcademyHealth, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)) - 18-SEP-2014 This report presents the results of a qualitative analysis of all U.S.-based, health disparities-focused health services research to analyze trends (2007-2011) in funding and grantee institutions, the populations and outcomes studied, and shifts in these investigations' focus on detecting, understanding, or eliminating inequities in health and health care.


August 2014


July 2014


June 2014

  • Outcome Measure Framework (OMF) Design Document Outcome Measure Framework (OMF) Design Document - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)) - 03-JUN-2014 The objectives of this project were to create an Outcome Measures Framework to serve as a conceptual model for development of standard outcome measures and to design and pilot test a tool for collecting and displaying information about outcome measures in a system such as the Registry of Patient Registries


May 2014