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The Value of Clinical Practice Guidelines as Malpractice "Safe Harbors"

April 25, 2012

Examines the extent to which evidence-based recommendations for optimizing patient care could help reduce provider defensiveness and overutilization. Outlines context for and challenges in designing and implementing clinical guidelines as policy reform.

ACA Implementation Monitoring and Tracking: New York Site Visit Report

April 19, 2012

Examines New York's progress in implementing the 2010 federal healthcare reform, including an executive order to establish a health insurance exchange, legislation to enact insurance reforms, and the debate over implementing the Basic Health Program.

ACA Implementation Monitoring and Tracking Site Visit Report: Colorado

April 12, 2012

Assesses Colorado's progress in implementing federal healthcare reform legislation, including ongoing planning for the health insurance exchange, enrollment and subsidy determination, and Medicaid expansion, as well as work remaining on insurance reforms.

What Directions for Public Health Under the Affordable Care Act?

November 8, 2011

Outlines opportunities for public health efforts under the 2010 healthcare reform law, such as building prevention into insurance expansion and boosting innovation in population health, as well as challenges, such as budget constraints.

Assuring Access to Care Under Health Reform: The Key Role of Workforce Policy

October 31, 2011

Examines policy and practical options for addressing the projected shortage of primary care physicians to ensure access to health care under expanded insurance coverage, including reorganizing practices to make productive use of nurses and other staff.

The Role of Prevention in Bending the Cost Curve

October 27, 2011

Examines how much disease prevention, including those funded in the 2010 healthcare reform law such as diabetes and HIV prevention, smoking cessation, community interventions, and reducing racial/ethnic disparities, can help slow health spending growth.

Will the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Address the Problems Associated With Medical Malpractice?

August 1, 2010

Outlines the limitations of 2010 healthcare reform's medical injury and liability-related provisions; the potential for savings from malpractice reform; promising reforms, including early disclosure with compensation; and alternative approaches.

Federal Subsidy for Laid-Off Workers' Health Insurance: A First Year's Report Card for the New COBRA Premium Assistance

July 1, 2010

Analyzes how the subsidy for laid-off workers' costs to continue their health coverage, included in the 2009 stimulus bill, affected enrollment. Considers determining factors, implications of health reform for extending the subsidy, and lessons learned.

COBRA Subsidies for Laid-Off Workers: An Initial Report Card

December 28, 2009

Reviews the implementation of the government subsidy of COBRA health insurance premiums for laid-off workers in the 2009 stimulus package and its effects on COBRA enrollment and medical spending. Considers policy implications for access and affordability.

Lessons for Health Reform From the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program

August 12, 2009

Explores the feasibility of opening up the program to non-federal employees as a way to expand coverage. Outlines lessons learned on countering selection issues, maintaining a wide array of benefit packages, and offsetting costs and premium fluctuations.

How We Can Pay for Health Care Reform

July 29, 2009

Describes savings and revenue sources and policies to reduce healthcare spending that could finance comprehensive reform with a public option, such as reducing physician and hospital payments, investing in prevention programs, and capping tax exclusions.

Making a Business Case for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care: Key Issues and Observations

June 26, 2009

Offers lessons from RWJF's Finding Answers program around issues involved in laying out financial reasons for providers, caregivers, and others to adopt ongoing, effective interventions to improve quality of care for minority patients.