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Point in Time Report shows decrease in Hawaii's homeless population

| May 25, 2017 | Hawaii

Partners in Care and Bridging the Gap released their annual 2017 Point in Time Report, which provides a reliable estimate of homeless individuals throughout Hawaii. Hawaii saw the 9 percent overall decrease in homelessness. This is the first overall decrease in the state’s homeless population since 2013. This decrease comes at...[ Read More ]

J. D. Power study shows success of integrated delivery systems

| May 25, 2017 | Federal

J. D. Power released their 2017 Member Health Plan Study, which found that integrated delivery systems have a higher member satisfaction rate than traditional insurance models. “Amidst sweeping changes in healthcare delivery and payment models, our data is showing that the one thing consumers value most is clear-cut, easy access...[ Read More ]

Towards a Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Value-Based Payment

| May 25, 2017 | Oregon

MACRA. QPP. MIPS. Value-based payment. If you feel lost in the sea of acronyms, reporting requirements and systems-level change, you aren’t alone. Years of ongoing effort to transform the healthcare system – including the development of Coordinated Care Organizations and hundreds of primary care practices becoming recognized Patient-Centered Primary Care...[ Read More ]

Podcast: Policy Leadership, California Republicans

| May 24, 2017 | California

For part two of our California legislator podcast, we hear from Assemblymember Jim Patterson, member of the Assembly Health Committee, and Assemblymember Frank Bigelow, Vice Chair of the Assembly Appropriations Committee. They were panelists at our 2017 Northern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference. They spoke to the changing...[ Read More ]

Podcast: Policy Leadership, California Democrats

| May 24, 2017 | California

With strong majorities in the California Assembly and Senate, legislative Democrats have a range of health policy options to consider. We welcomed Senator Ed Hernandez, Chair of the Senate Health Committee, and Assemblymember Jim Wood, Chair of the Assembly Health Committee as panelists at our 2017 Northern California State of...[ Read More ]

An update from the Office of the Insurance Commissioner

| May 24, 2017 | Washington

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner hosted the Commissioner’s Health Policy Roundtable earlier this week. The OIC provided a review of their 2017 legislative agenda, an introduction to health-related rules in the interim, and discussed the future of the ACA and AHCA. While health care reform remains uncertain at the...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Jason Burke

Kylie Walsh | May 24, 2017 | California

Jason Burke, Vice President of 3M, joins us in this edition of What They're Watching to talk about using technology to reduce waste in health care. We partnered with Verily, which is Google’s data life science organization, to build a data platform with a goal of risk adjusting all of...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Michael Robinson

Kylie Walsh | May 24, 2017 | Hawaii

Michael Robinson, vice president of government relations & community affairs at Hawaii Pacific Health, joins us in this edition of What They're Watching to talk about engaging the community. I think Hawaii Pacific Health continues to focus on all the things that have made us successful over the past years,...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Anthony Haley

Kylie Walsh | May 24, 2017 | Texas

Anthony Haley, founder of HMWK, joins us in this edition of What They're Watching to discuss the politicization of healthcare. So the interesting thing about healthcare is that it has somehow become a political issue, overly politicized. It’s tough enough as it is, with all of the human lives and...[ Read More ]

Kreidler: WA joins federal lawsuit to preserve funding for cost-sharing subsidies

| May 24, 2017 | Washington

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler issued the following statement in support of the lawsuit that Washington is joining with 15 other jurisdictions to support continued financial help for Washington residents who buy health insurance through the Affordable Care Act: Consumers and health insurers in Washington state are vulnerable to the lingering...[ Read More ]