From the category archives:

Integration

Two National Council Members Win CMS Health Care Innovation Grant for Integration Programs

This week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced the first 26 Health Care Innovation grants that have been awarded, including  to two National [...]

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Community Care Organizations (ACOs for the Rest of Us)

With all the recent talk going on about Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), how do safety net organizations fit in? Dale Jarvis of Dale Jarvis and [...]

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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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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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A How To Guide: Partnering with Health Homes and ACOs

Welcome to our live webchat with guest bloggers Dale Jarvis and Laurie Alexander on partnering with health homes and accountable care organizations! On March 23, [...]

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Accountable Care Organizations Explained

A new resource from Kaiser Health News provides answers to commonly asked questions about Accountable Care Organizations. Created as part of health reform, the ACO [...]

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January 2011 Implementation Update: 7 Major Changes Ahead

Health reform implementation continues with a host of changes that went into effect on January 1, 2011. Here are 7 of the major changes with [...]

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National Council Releases Synopsis of CMS Guidance on Medicaid Health Homes

The National Council has released a new fact sheet summarizing recently issued guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the design [...]

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Health Homes: What Are They?

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently addressed this question in its September/October 2010 SAMHSA News Newsletter. A Health Home is another [...]

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New Medicaid Health Home State Option Now Available

On Nov. 16, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a State Medicaid Directors Letter providing guidance on how states may take advantage [...]

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