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States that expanded Medicaid saved millions

The more than two dozen states that have expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act are apparently reaping extensive financial gains from doing so, according to a new policy brief published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on behalf of Manatt Health Solutions.

4 ways to improve health data collection

A framework is required to advance a culture of health and change how health-related data is collected and used, according to a  paper  in  eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes).

4 ways to balance health privacy, data sharing

Consumers want to know their data will be used for helpful purposes, yet seek assurances of privacy and protection against breaches, according to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

3 challenges for meaningful delivery reform

The alignment of new payment models with existing provider compensation formulas is just one of several challenges that healthcare leaders must address to achieve meaningful payment and healthcare delivery reform, according to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Healthcare spending is on the rise again

Healthcare spending, which had been tempered in recent years by the fiscal constraints of the Great Recession, appears to be moving on an upward track for the long term.

RWJF grant to spur patient engagement at Partners

Partners HealthCare will soon develop tool to better enable patient engagement thanks to a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

CO-OPs face uncertain financial future

Risk adjustment, reinsurance and the  controversial risk corridor program may not be enough to protect consumer operated and oriented health plans from the consequences of rapid growth, according to a recent report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Nurses flock to higher education programs

Baccalaureate, master's and doctoral nursing programs experienced an "enrollment surge" last year, according to new data from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, a trend that the group says reflects a growing demand for better-educated nurses.

4 creative ways to reach customers amid qualifying life events

Payers need to get creative in order to reach customers who need insurance outside of the typical open enrollment period, according to a recent report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

3 ways grantmakers can promote payment reform

In a time of major shakeups for how healthcare providers are paid, there are several steps funders can take to promote meaningful payment reforms, according to a Health Affairs blog post. Here are three of those steps.