Tag Archives: Payment

New RWJF Funding Opportunities Promote Access To Health Data For Researchers And Others

A few recent Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) efforts reflect its evolving interest in promoting access to health data of various types. For its new Health Data for Action program, it partners with athenahealth and the Health Care Cost Institute.

May 17, 2017

Barriers To Change: The View From Berlin

For the past two years, Health Affairs has published blog posts arising from the Center for Healthcare Management’s forums, held in Berlin. These events are unlike a typical conference—more conversation than presentation, and more participation by various actors in the health care sector than...

December 2, 2016

On The Foundation Freeway: Entering And Exiting Priority Areas With Caution

When a burning desire to make a real impact is combined with the realities of the large state of New York and the relatively modest size of the New York State Health Foundation, the only viable path for that funder is to focus its efforts. Read about its new funding priorities.

July 27, 2016

Integrating Medical And Social Services: A Pressing Priority For Health Systems And Payers

Dramatic changes in health care have propelled integration of medical and social services to the forefront of health policy and care delivery transformation discussions, according to two Commonwealth Fund staffers.

July 5, 2016

Creating A Culture Of Whole Health: A Realistic Framework For Advancing Behavioral Health And Primary Care Together

A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded report outlines six interdependent elements needed to scale integration efforts nationally.

April 14, 2016

State Licensing And Reimbursement Barriers To Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration: Lessons From New Jersey

The Nicholson Foundation saw a need to address barriers to integration of care in New Jersey.

April 7, 2016

Health Care Price Transparency: A Meeting Of The Minds In Kentucky

A foundation in Kentucky held a symposium focused on the role of the all-payer claims database, Kentucky is developing one to improve the health of Kentuckians "by providing complete and transparent information about health care utilization and outcomes.”

December 8, 2015

What We Discovered At ‘The Frontiers’ About Financing And Leading Improvements In Health

The greatest challenges to transforming health at the regional level are around long-term, sustainable financing, and broad-based stewardship, a Rippel Foundation and RWJF project says.

November 18, 2015

Working Toward Happier Birthdays: An Effort In California To Lower C-Section Rates

As part of its emphasis on high-value care, California HealthCare Foundation has launched an initiative to lower that state's C-section rate for low-risk mothers to 23.9 percent of births in five years. Because of the health risks and costs of C-sections, their overuse is cause for serious concern.

November 2, 2015

The State Of Medicaid In New York: Progress And The Road To Value-Based Payments

Jason Helgerson, New York State Medicaid director, spoke to some health and human services providers about the Medicaid Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York sponsored the event.

October 19, 2015