Posts Tagged: ACA

Health System Integration: Interesting Opportunity for Public Health

As a nation we have not done very well integrating health systems, payers, public health departments, and community based agencies. The key findings in obesity, diabetes, access, poverty, and tobacco underscore the need for service integration. The drumbeat for the integration of services among delivery systems with community-based organizations has become louder in recent years…. Read more »

States, Fed Gov Look to Contractors to Communicate the ACA’s Message

Government Contractors are attempting to find work communicating with U.S. citizens about healthcare exchanges. One of the ways these companies will interact with citizens on behalf og governments is to operate customer service centers. An example, MAXIMUS recently opened a center in Maryland, which will help citizens with questions about enrolling in a health plan…. Read more »

The “Iowa Compromise”: Reaching Agreement on the Medicaid Expansion for Iowans

BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE July 26, 2013 by Ron Manderscheid Share on facebook Share on linkedin Share on twitter Share on google More Sharing Services Iowa will do the Medicaid Expansion, but in a more elegant way. Amazing! Truly amazing! Every so often, we observe an exceptionally fine, noteworthy example of the art of political compromise. Much… Read more »

The Supreme Court Approves the 2014 Medicaid Expansion: What Now?

BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE July 18, 2012 by Ron Manderscheid 0 Comments Share on facebookShare on linkedinShare on twitterShare on google | More Sharing ServicesShare | Print Will the states recognize the financial benefits of the 2014 Medicaid Expansion? Like a most welcome cool breeze on a very hot summer day, the recent Supreme Court decision on… Read more »

Giving Perspective to Our Expectations

BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE 10-15-10Keep health reform’s expectations in perspectiveImplementing a century’s worth of vital reforms will take time—it won’t happen overnight by Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD This year has been very momentous and tumultuous. Health reforms needed for at least a century have succeeded, and implementation has just started. These reforms are desperately needed… Read more »