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Health & Health Care ASPE

Details: ASPE produces health policy research with a focus on equity, coverage, and access. Find resources related to a broad range of topics, including the uninsured population, vaccine hesitancy, Medicaid/CHIP, Medicare, the federal marketplace (HealthCare.gov), telehealth, health care delivery, underserved areas, delivery system transformation, health outcomes, and social determinants of health.

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Public Health ASPE

Details: Access up-to-date ASPE research on key public health topics including emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, such as influenza and COVID-19; health equity; antibiotic resistance; rural health; opioids, opioid use disorder and overdose prevention; maternal health; public health and health care workforce and infrastructure; immunization and vaccines; Indian health; HIV/AIDS; tobacco; and

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Health and Retirement Study (HRS) ASPE

Details: The Health and Retirement Study provides data to researchers, policy analysts, and program planners to inform major policy decisions affecting retirement, health insurance, saving and economic well-being. These groups have already made extensive use of the HRS to study individual work, savings, and retirement decisions and to model behavioral

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The Secretary of Health and Human Services ASPE

Details: WASHINGTON. D.C. 20201 John Lumpkin, M.D., M.P.H. Chair, National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics 6525 Belcrest Road Room 1100 Hyattsville, MD 20782 Dear Dr. Lumpkin: Thank you for your letter offering comments and recommendations from the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) regarding implementation of National Drug Codes (NDCs) to report drugs and …

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Health and Human Services (HHS) Data Council ASPE

Details: The HHS Data Council is the principal internal advisory body to the Secretary on health and human services data policy. The Council coordinates data policy activities in HHS, including the development and implementation of an HHS data strategy. The Council consists of senior level officials and staff designated by their operating and staff division leadership.

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Division of Public Health Services (PHS) ASPE

Details: The Division of Public Health Services (PHS) is responsible for public health services programs and policies. PHS works with Departmental components, particularly those that fund the provision of direct care to vulnerable populations, including primary care, clinical preventive services, and related support services. These include the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Indian

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2021 Poverty Guidelines ASPE

Details: The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) is the principal advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on policy development, and is responsible for major activities in policy coordination, legislation development, strategic planning, policy research, evaluation, and economic analysis.

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Federal Workforce Development Programs: A New Opportunity

Details: TANF Health Worker Training Initiative; Where: New York: Who: New York Department of Health, New York State Department of Labor, Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Office of Children and Family Services: Partners: Nursing homes, home care agencies, hospitals, related not-for-profit association: Funding: TANF: Vision

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Caring for Immigrants: Health Care Safety Nets in Los

Details: The purpose of this report is to assess how these and related factors influenced changes in the health care systems for immigrants in four urban areas with large immigrant populations: Los Angeles, California; New York, New York; Houston, Texas; and Miami, Florida. In late 1999 and early 2000, we conducted case study site visits to each area

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Division of Health Care Access and Coverage ASPE

Details: The Division of Health Care Access and Coverage (HAC) is responsible for issues relevant to the Health Insurance Exchanges, the Medicaid and CHIP programs, and private health insurance reforms. A primary focus is affordable access to health care services via public or private health insurance coverage for a variety of population groups. HAC provides research, data analysis, and development of

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The National Health Information Infrastructure (NHII) ASPE

Details: The representatives from each country provided descriptions of their health information infrastructure (HII) activities, progress, and plans. The panel focused on the development of a universal HII that provides immediate anywhere, anytime access to complete healthcare information for patient care.

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Health Insurance ASPE

Details: This Issue Brief describes changes in the uninsured rate, health coverage, and access to care for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) and discusses key policies for this population, including how the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) builds on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and invests additional resources in the Indian health care system.

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Consumer Health Information: Status Report ASPE

Details: In his memorandum to Secretary Shalala of March 8, 1995, Vice President Gore asked the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop recommendations for federal activities for providing enhanced consumer health information (CHI) through the national information infrastructure (NII). In response, the department is building on existing efforts and identifying new opportunities in

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Social Determinants of Health ASPE

Details: Social Determinants of Health Data Sharing at the Community Level. March 30, 2021. This report represents a landscape review of community-level efforts to address SDOH, followed by interviews with participants in three community-level initiatives that have built networks to coordinate clinical and social services.

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Health Data Standards Principles ASPE

Details: Health data should be more consistent across programs, payers, and other data holders; users should not be comparing "apples to oranges" when using data from different sources. Public and private sector health data should be of value to multiple users. As we move to more shared data standards, data collected once can be used for multiple

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Developing Health Equity Measures ASPE

Details: Developing Health Equity Measures. Publication Date. May 19, 2021. Socially at-risk individuals receive lower-quality health care and experience worse health outcomes than more advantaged individuals. One way to address this in the Medicare population is to use Medicare’s value-based purchasing (VBP) programs, quality reporting efforts, and

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Protecting the Privacy of Patients' Health Information ASPE

Details: Overview: Each time a patient sees a doctor, is admitted to a hospital, goes to a pharmacist or sends a claim to a health plan, a record is made of their confidential health information. In the past, family doctors and other health care providers protected the confidentiality of those records by sealing them away in file cabinets and refusing to reveal them to anyone else.

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Indian Health Service ASPE

Details: ACRONYM: IHS-PEP. AGENCY/PROGRAM: Indian Health Service, Office of Public Health, Office of Program Support, Division of Program Statistics. DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this activity is to estimate and project counts of the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) population eligible for Indian Health Service (IHS) services.

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Policy Statement on Health Data Standards ASPE

Details: As a major U.S. health insurer, regulator, public health authority, research producer and funder, health care provider, statistical and information service agency, and producer of de jure and de facto content standards, DHHS significantly influences the health data requirements and practices of U.S. health care, public health, and research.

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Electronic Gateway to Federal Consumer Health Information

Details: How the Gateway Project Began. This electronic gateway to federal consumer health information is a starting point for consumers looking for health publications and other health information produced by the U.S. Government It is based on an earlier pilot project called "Libraries as Gateways," which distributed to public, clinic, and hospital libraries sets of 300 basic health brochures produced

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Federal Health Information Exchange Standards ASPE

Details: The Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the first set of uniform standards for the electronic exchange of clinical health information to be adopted across the federal government. These standards are part of the foundation of the National Health Information Infrastructure that

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COVID-19 Intensifies Home Care Workforce Challenges ASPE

Details: 1. What challenges do home care/health agencies face during the COVID-19 pandemic with regards to PPE, including stockpiling, supplies for staff, training, and infection control policies and procedures? Acquiring PPE was a universal challenge among those interviewed.

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Enhancing Surveillance of Maternal Health Clinical

Details: The file will include variables on patient characteristics, clinical care provided, and health outcomes. Evaluate the linkage of CY2021 (and CY2022 if available) FQHC maternal health EHR data with the NDI and HUD administrative data through the National Center for Health

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Details: DESCRIPTION: The Inventory of Mental Health Organizations and General Hospital Mental Health Services (IMHO/GHMHS) is a biennial, complete enumeration of all specialty mental health organizations and separate psychiatric services of non-Federal general hospitals in the United States conducted by the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS

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Developing Health Equity Measures

Details: health and health care at the population level for those patients with greater social risk factor burden by improving the care and health of those patients.” We note that this definition focuses on health care quality, as that was the charge from Congress under the IMPACT Act, but measurement approaches could be considered more broadly in other

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Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology ASPE

Details: Electronic Health Records and the Quality of Ambulatory Care . Adoption of EHR systems is widely believed to be critical to the delivery of consistent, high-quality health care, although the current use of EHRs is limited. Seven studies were identified on the use of EHR in four ambulatory care settings (three in the United States and one in the

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HHS PROPOSES SECURITY STANDARDS FOR ELECTRONIC HEALTH …

Details: The new security standards were designed to protect all electronic health information from improper access or alteration, and to protect against loss of records. At the same time, Secretary Shalala called on Congress to enact further protections to guarantee the privacy of medical records. "The proposals we are making today set a national

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Welcome letter for the Interagency Health Privacy Working

Details: There is a valuable body of thinking, policy, and legislation addressing health record confidentiality generally. It is important that this be examined in light of new ways of collecting, storing, and distributing health information, and that it be brought up-to-date to ensure effective protection of that information.

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Common Acronyms ASPE

Details: This list gives you the acronym and meaning about words and terms found throughout documents on this site. Links for the "definition" of the acronym are available for those included in our Glossary, as well as direct links to the websites of other agencies. To find an acronym, select its first letter and browse the list.

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National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS

Details: SUMMARY: This notice announces a new charter for the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) and solicits nominations for membership on the Committee. The NCVHS is the statutory public advisory body to the Department of Health and Human Services in the area of health data and statistics.

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The Effects of Marriage on Health: A Synthesis of Recent

Details: Physical Health and Longevity. This review examines the effect of marriage on self-rated health and longevity, as well as a small set of chronic health conditions. Intergenerational Health Effects. This review focuses on a growing body of research linking a child's parent's marital status with that child's health outcomes as an adult.

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APPENDIX F HHS Operating and Staff Divisions and Their

Details: for Health Information Technology is the Secretary’s principal advisor on the development, application, and use of health information technology in both the public and private health care sectors that will reduce medical errors, improve quality, and produce greater value for

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Crisis Services and the Behavioral Health Workforce Issue

Details: Mental health conditions and substance use disorders (SUDs) are among the leading causes of disability in the United States (U.S. Burden of Disease Collaborators 2018). Despite their prevalence, many people who require behavioral health services do not receive care (SAMHSA 2019), due, in part, to behavioral health workforce shortages (Hoge 2009).

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Data on Health and Well-being of American Indians, Alaska

Details: Data on Health and Well-being of American Indians, Alaska Natives, And Other Native Americans Data Catalog Contract No. 233-02-0087 Prepared for: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Office of Human Services Policy 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201

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AHCPR and Packard Foundation Invite Applications for

Details: Agency for Health Care Policy and Research 2101 East Jefferson Street Rockville MD 20852 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: AHCPR Public Affairs January 20, 1999 Paula Zeller, 301/594-6113; e-mail: [email protected] Karen Migdail, 301-594-6120; e-mail: [email protected]

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Home Hospitalization: An Alternative Payment Model for

Details: experience, and lower health care costs through its partnership with Contessa Health. Through this proposal, Medicare fee-for-service patients would have the opportunity to receive patient-centered, acute care in their homes, whereas currently, the only option is an inpatient stay with fragmented care following the discharge and recovery.

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Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care for LGBTQ+

Details: Health Interview Survey (NHIS), which reports on individuals who self‐identify as Gay/Lesbian, Bisexual, or “something else”, we use the terminology “LGB+”. Though NHIS does not include questions that allow for identification of transgender individuals, many

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Health Conditions Among Individuals with a History of

Details: Health Conditions Among Individuals with a History of Homelessness ASPE RESEARCH BRIEF Harper Sutherland, Mir M. Ali, and Emily Rosenoff U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation January 2021 Link to Printer Friendly Version in PDF Format (16 PDF pages)

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Health, Housing, and Service Supports for Three Groups of

Details: Health care and public service use and costs before and after provision of housing for chronically homeless persons with severe alcohol problems. The Journal of the American Medical Association, 301(13):1349-1357. Linkins, K.W., J.J. Brya, and D.W. Chandler. 2008. Frequent Users of Health Services Initiative: Final Evaluation Report. Oakland

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The Regulation of the Individual Health Insurance Market

Details: Health insurance serves several public policy goals: it enables consumers to spread the risk of health care expenses and provides them access to medical services that they might otherwise not be able to obtain. Because of the importance of health insurance to the general public welfare, states have

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Trends in the Utilization of Emergency Department Services

Details: The Office of Health Policy The Office of Health Policy (HP) provides a cross-cutting policy perspective that bridges Departmental programs, public and private sector activities, and the research community, in order to develop, analyze, coordinate and provide leadership on health policy issues for the Secretary. HP carries out this mission

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HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic

Details: Health Disparities (HHS Disparities Action Plan) is the most comprehensive federal commitment to date for reducing, and eventually eliminating disparities in health and health care. Through the HHS Disparities Action Plan, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides a

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HP-2021-02 TRENDS IN THE U.S. UNINSURED POPULATION, …

Details: Health insurance is a critical determinant of access to health care. Efforts to expand coverage are central to improving health equity and responding to the health and economic challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Newly released estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Health

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Medicaid Health Homes in Maine

Details: All health homes are required to have a fully implemented electronic health record, though the level of HIT use varies among communities. The state’s health information exchange, HealthInfoNet, connects to more than 80% of Maine hospitals and more than half of primary care practices.

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Linking Low-Income Men to Medicaid and the Health

Details: Although health and health care coverage seldom hold center stage for low-income fathers or the organizations that serve them, these issues can play a key role in men’s ability to realize their other . a. The study sample included just over 1,500 men living at …

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EHR Payment Incentives for Providers Ineligible for

Details: 1. Home health services: SSA §1861(m) “home health services” means the following items and services furnished to an individual, under the care of a physician, by a home health agency or by others under arrangements, under a plan established and periodically reviewed by a physician, provided on a …

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Residential Care/Assisted Living Compendium: Virginia

Details: health services, appropriate services based on an assessment must be secured from a mental health provider. Medication Provisions . The facility must have a medication management plan that is reviewed and approved by the Department. The rules provide detailed requirements for providers’

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