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Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR) Program Director, Andrea Caballero, dials up Linda Schwimmer, to hear about the challenges and successes of the health care marketplace in the Garden State, and to discuss CPR’s Payment Reform Scorecard 2.0 pilot initiative. Listen in here! And click here to learn more about CPR’s Scorecard 2.0!

Published in Health care policy issues , Value Based Purchasing , Alternative Payment Models

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Published on Return on Information New Jersey by Anjalee Khemlani.. Is the much-touted value-based reimbursement model, in which providers get paid for care of a patient rather than per procedure, working? It’s a question the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center is asking the public. CMS has been the driver of the preventative care model, […]

Published in Health care policy issues

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First published by Susan K. Livio on NJ.com TRENTON — The majority of New Jersey voters believe insurance should cover birth control supplies and Planned Parenthood should continue receiving Medicaid reimbursement for family planning and other women’s health services, according to a poll released by Rutgers University Wednesday. The poll lands at a pivotal time […]

Published in Affordable Care Act , Health Insurance , Health care policy issues

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First published by NJ Spotlight’s Joel C. Cantor: http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/17/06/05/opinion-communities-matter-for-better-health/ JOEL C. CANTOR | JUNE 6, 2017 As the national health reform debate grinds on, we should not forget that communities also matter for better health These are uncertain times for health-policy watchers, not to mention for people who depend on affordable health insurance and healthcare services. […]

Published in Affordable Care Act , Quality Institute , Mayors Wellness Campaign , Medicaid , Health care policy issues

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Controversial healthcare plan clears House but will Senate fall in line? Published by Lilo H. Stainton in NJ Spotlight. More than half a million New Jersey residents could lose their health insurance, another 1.3 million Medicaid members could face more limited benefits, and hundreds of thousands of working-poor patients could find themselves paying more for […]

Published in Access to care , Health care policy issues , Administration

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Published by Lilo Stainton on NJSpotlight.com. Information about birth procedures and maternal health — tailored to pregnant women and new moms — could help boost health of mothers and children. New Jersey has worked diligently to bring down its stubbornly high rates of cesarean section deliveries, but they remain at least 10 points higher than […]

Published in Leapfrog , Medicaid , Medicaid 2.0 , Health care policy issues

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Analysis by The Leapfrog Group and Castlight Health Explores Early Elective Deliveries, NTSV Caesarean Sections and Episiotomies WASHINGTON – February 28, 2017 – The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit representing employers and other purchasers striving to improve health care quality and safety, released today its 2017 Maternity Care Report. Analyzed by Castlight Health, the […]

Published in The Leapfrog Group , Consumer Protection , Leapfrog , Health care policy issues , Patient safety

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