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February 2011 St@teside

SHRP Interest Group Call for Papers: Due February 25

The State Health Research and Policy (SHRP) Interest Group is accepting papers until Friday, February 25. Submit your work to be considered for presentation at the SHRP Interest Group Annual Meeting, June 11 in Seattle. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The impact of federal and state health care insurance market and coverage reforms.
  • Issues related to implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), including revenue challenges faced by states, workforce issues, governance issues, etc.
  • The potential state-level impact of federal reforms that went into effect in 2010.
  • Health insurance exchange design and implementation issues.
  • Insurance market reforms including new purchasing mechanisms, risk pooling, benefit and/or coverage mandates, and employer requirements.
  • Reforms impacting Medicaid and CHIP.
  • Alternative benefit designs in public programs or private insurance markets which improve quality, contain costs or incentivize changes in behavior by consumers, providers and health plans.

The group also seeks work on the impact of federal and state health care delivery system reforms:

  • Policy strategies and delivery system reforms which encourage improved quality and efficiency at the state level with both the private sector as well as public programs (e.g., Medicaid/CHIP).
  • The potential impact of enacted federal reforms on health care delivery systems.
  • Strategies to improve health care efficiency and effectiveness including the encouragement of primary care (including preventive services), chronic care management, and care coordination (e.g., medical homes).
  • Innovations to reduce medical errors and reduce inefficiencies in the health care delivery system.
  • Studies of state health care reform efforts, including studies of innovative reform elements, the effects of large-scale reforms, best practices to engage communities in reform efforts, and the political process of reform.
  • Innovative use of information technologies to impact health care access, cost, quality of care and/or utilization.

All papers will undergo blind peer-review. Submissions must be received online by 5:00 p.m. EST on February 25, 2011, to be considered – visit the SHRP Interest Group website for details.