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KFF-State Budgets Under Federal Health Reform: The Extent and Causes of Variations in Estimated Impacts

Mar 2011

A Kaiser Family Foundation analysis on the potential costs and savings that the ACA could generate for state budgets that are currently in a shortfall after the recession.


NY- Health Affairs, A Health Plan Spurs Transformation Of Primary Care Practices Into Better-Paid Medical Homes

Mar 2011

Capital District Physicians' Health Plan, located in upstate New York, introdiced a risk-adjusted capitated payment model in three pilot provider practices to establish patient-centered medical homes.


WI- Health Affairs, Charting A Life-and-Health Cycle And Expanded Primary Care Options For Patients In Wisconsin

Mar 2011

Bellin Health takes a "life-and-health cycle" approach that stresses prevention and minimizing the liklihood that patients who use the system will ever need costly acute, inpatient care.


VT- Health Affairs, Vermont’s Blueprint For Medical Homes, Community Health Teams, and Better Health at Lower Cost

Mar 2011

The Vermont Blueprint for Health is a statewide public-private initiative aimed at transforming health care delivery, improving health outcomes, and enabling the citizens of Vermont to recieve seemless, coordinated care.


HHS -- Health Insurance Premiums: Past High Costs Will Become the Present and Future Without Health Reform

Mar 2011

This report examines the past, present, and future regarding the likely effects of the health care law on premiums –along with what might happen without it.


CMWF/NASHP -- On the Road to Better Value: State Roles in Promoting Accountable Care Organizations

Mar 2011

This report examines the development of the ACO model, focusing on Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington.


CHSC -- Following the Money: Factors Associated with the Cost of Treating High-Cost Medicare Beneficiaries

Feb 2011

Principal Findings. Among high-cost beneficiaries, health was the predominant predictor of costs, with most physician and practice and many market factors (including provider supply) insignificant or weakly related to cost.

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