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  • Request for Information: Health Plan Identifier - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))  - 01-JUL-2015    The comment period is open until July 28, 2015. The RFI is seeking information about: seeks information from the health care industry about: the HPID enumeration structure outlined in the HPID final rule, its use in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) transactions in conjunction with the payer ID, and the effect of changes on the function of the HPID.
  • Medicare Payment Reform: Aligning Incentives for Better Care - (Commonwealth Fund)  - 30-JUN-2015    The latest entry to the Medicare at 50 Years series, this report examines the evolution of Medicare payment policy, the potential of value-based payment to improve care and achieve savings, and strategies for accelerating its adoption.
  • Medicaid's Evolving Delivery Systems - (Health Affairs)  - 24-JUN-2015    Registration is required for this in-person event, being held Wednesday July 8, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT in Washington DC.
  • Mapping Medicaid Delivery System and Payment Reform - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) US)  - 22-JUN-2015    An interactive map displays the Medicaid delivery systems and payment reform being used in each state. Included are Accountable Care Organizations, Patient-Centered Medical Homes, Medicaid Managed Care, Health Homes, and Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program Waivers.
  • Washington Study Cites Lack of Support to Turn Nutrition Research into Policy - (Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH))  - 19-JUN-2015    Everyone agrees science should be at the policy table, researchers say. But little research has been conducted into what works best when it comes to improving the links between policymakers and public health nutrition and obesity investigators. The results were published in Preventing Chronic Disease, a journal of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Cycle 2 2015 Broad PFAs LOI Town Hall - (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) US)  - 17-JUN-2015    Registration is open for this applicant training session, being held Monday, July 13, 2015 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EDT
  • Health Affairs Call for Abstracts - (Health Affairs)  - 10-JUN-2015    Health Affairs has issued a call for abstracts for a themed issue on patients' and consumers' uses of evidence to inform health decisions. The deadline for submission is July 6, 2015.
  • Behavioral Health Parity and Medicaid - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) US)  - 04-JUN-2015    This issue brief explains how behavioral health parity applies in the Medicaid program, related to proposed regulations submitted by CMS.
  • Medicare's Income-Related Premiums: A Data Note - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) US)  - 04-JUN-2015    Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 increases Medicare premiums for some higher-income beneficiaries to help offset the cost of the law.
  • Mapping Marketplace Enrollment - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) US)  - 03-JUN-2015    This interactive tool estimates the share of the potential Marketplace shoppers in geographic areas across the U.S. who enrolled in coverage in 2015 by zip code.