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Video: Putting a business model around the social determinants of health

| Oct 7, 2021 | Texas

Most of the health care community acknowledges social determinants of health (SDOH) and the role they play in health outcomes. But how can organizations adopt a plan to address factors like housing, food insecurity, and family life in a financially sustainable way? In this video from our 2021 North Texas...[ Read More ]

Texas health leaders question sustainability of "traveler model" for nurse workforce

| Oct 7, 2021 | Texas

Adam Maurer, chief operating officer at OrthoLoneStar, believes workforce and staffing issues are the biggest post-pandemic challenges the Texas health care system faces. In particular, the state’s burnout-induced nurse shortage is threatening the health system’s capacity to care for patients as the Delta variant continues to spread. “It strikes me...[ Read More ]

Following OSA audit, HCPF says it's "on a better path" for NEMT services

| Oct 5, 2021 | Colorado

The Colorado Office of the State Auditor (OSA) recently released a performance audit it conducted for the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF)’s non-emergent medical transportation services (NEMT), which revealed 32 acts of potential mistreatment against NEMT recipients, such as reckless driving. The principal concern highlighted by OSA...[ Read More ]

Black women's health leader says it's time to make "culture" and "racism" social determinants of health

| Oct 4, 2021 | California

The 1.2 million Black women and girls in California carry an “inordinate burden” when it comes to health care, according to Sonya Young-Aadam, CEO of the California Black Women’s Health Project (CBWHP). “In our communities, Black women tend to be the administrative heads of our households, the health heads of...[ Read More ]

Video: The vision for CalAIM's power acronyms

| Oct 4, 2021 | California

ECM, HCBS, ILOS -- these are just some of the program titles in California's CalAIM initiative to restructure its delivery of Medi-Cal. What do these acronyms mean, and what will the programs accomplish? In this video from our recent 2021 Los Angeles State of Reform Health Policy Conference, Beau Hennemann,...[ Read More ]

Video: HHSC Comm. Cecile Young delivers Morning Keynote at North Texas Conference

| Sep 30, 2021 | Texas

We were honored to have the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Commissioner Cecile Young join us Thursday as the Morning Keynote at our 2021 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference. Young spoke with State of Reform Host DJ Wilson about the future of Texas Medicaid, the...[ Read More ]

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