From the monthly archives:

June 2011

Hill Day Survivor’s Guide Part III: Advocacy DON’Ts

  Well, now we know what to DO at Hill Day.  But what about some DON’Ts?  What are the pitfalls to advocating on Capitol Hill? Is [...]

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Hill Day Survival Guide II: The “Do’s” of Hill Day

We kicked off the Hill Day Survival Guide with Policy Associate Rebecca Farley’s run down of the event itself and also 3 ways to impact [...]

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Workforce Program Trains Health Professionals, Other Staff in Health IT Skills

The Program of Assistance for University-Based Training (UBT), which is part of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) Workforce Development [...]

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Colorado’s Medicaid Mental Health Program Reduces Cost While Increasing Access to Services and Maintaining Quality of Care

A recent report by the Altarum Institute, a nonprofit research institution based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, examined the impact of the Medicaid managed mental health [...]

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I’m Going to Hill Day. Are You?

Dear Friends and Colleagues, I’m going to Hill Day 2011. Are you? This will be my 6th year of coming down to D.C. for Hill [...]

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CMS Issues Proposed Rule for Community Mental Health Centers in Medicare

On June 17, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a notice of proposed rulemaking for Conditions of Participation (CoP) for Medicare Community Mental [...]

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The Impact of Health Care Delivery Reforms on Patients and Providers

The Affordable Care Act fosters the implementation of innovative healthcare delivery models, with the overall goal of improving patient care and achieving better value in [...]

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National Council President & CEO Linda Rosenberg explains the budget crisis and proposed Medicaid budget cuts

image by Mike Shields via Kansas Health Institute With the nation set to exceed its statutory debt limit on August 2, Congress is currently debating [...]

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Hill Day Survivor’s Guide Part I: What’s Hill Day?

What is Hill Day?  How can I prepare for every contingency when I meet with my legislators?  What essential supplies do I need to bring [...]

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Don Berwick, Center for Medicaid and Medicare, Explains the Importance of Behavioral Healthcare

Don Berwick, M.D.,  Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, wrote the following Guest Post originally for SAMHSA.  We’re delighted to share it here [...]

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