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

October 2015

  • Welcome to the ICD 10 Welcome to the ICD 10 - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)) - 01-OCT-2015 Today, the U.S. health care system moves to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision.

September 2015

  • NPRM for Revisions to the Common Rule NPRM for Revisions to the Common Rule - (Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) U.S.) - 11-SEP-2015 Comments may be submitted until 5 p.m. on December 7, 2015, on these proposed standards, aimed at ensuring the highest standards of protections for human subjects involved in research, while enhancing effectiveness of oversight.

August 2015

  • A Look at the Private Option in Arkansas A Look at the Private Option in Arkansas - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) US) - 26-AUG-2015 This issue brief examines the results of the Arkansas demonstration waiver project, which requires most adults who are newly eligible for coverage through the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion to enroll in Marketplace plans, often referred to as the "private option," and has allowed Arkansas to cover close to 220,000 Medicaid beneficiaries with commercial provider networks and strengthen its Marketplace.

July 2015

June 2015

May 2015

  • Intimate Partner Violence in Rural America images/pdf.gif icon - 12-MAY-2015 This brief presents the results of a September 2014 meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Service on the impact of Intimate Partner Violence on families and communities in rural areas.
  • Elder Justice Policy Brief Elder Justice Policy Brief - (White House Conference on Aging USA) - 08-MAY-2015 A new policy brief outlines the government's response to elder abuse, and the actions being taken on the federal, state, local, and tribal levels to respond.
  • Community Health Maps Survey Community Health Maps Survey - (National Library of Medicine, Specialized Information Services Division) - 05-MAY-2015 Survey to improve Community Health Maps (CHM) and tailor it the specific requirements of its users. The CHM project ( identifies and promotes tools that seek to meet the mapping needs of communities and community organizations such as clinics, schools, libraries, health departments, faith-based and community-based groups. These tools can be used to collect and visualize health statistics and local resources, to compare data across locations, and to explore trends.

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 (2015) 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.