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Curbing Costs - Improving Quality of Health Care

Bending the Curve: Person-Centered Health Care Reform

Curbing Costs, Improving Quality of Health Care  

Framework for Improving Care and Slowing Health Care Cost Growth

Recommendations from an expert panel on how to contain costs and boost quality of health care.

Four new analyses on health care costs, supported by RWJF, outline strategies for achieving a sustainable rate of spending, at the same time bolstering the quality of care

A report from the Engleberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution suggests system-wide reforms to Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance markets and exchanges could save the U.S. $300 billion in the next 10 years, and $1 trillion in the next 20 years.

Reforms for Medicare:

  • Transition to Medicare Comprehensive Care (MCC), which reimburses providers on a capitated basis and requires quality and performance measures be met for full payment.
  • Reform Medicare benefits to support more comprehensive care and lower costs.
  • Reform Medicare Advantage to promote high value health plan competition.
  • Use Medicare savings to create predictable payments in traditional Medicare and support the transition to MCC.

Reforms for Medicaid and Care for Vulnerable Populations:

  • Transition current state Medicaid waivers to person-focused Medicaid, a standard process for states to implement Medicaid reforms.
  • Medicaid reforms would be aligned with other initiatives and financial support for health care for lower-income individuals to facilitate care continuity and improve efficiency.
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) would make permanent and expand its “Financial Alignment Demonstration” for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees into a reformed program forMedicare-Medicaid Aligned Care.  Read the complete article linked below.

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An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

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Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Geoff Jolley is the New Executive Director of LISC Kansas City

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New “SchoolPrint” Program Funds Expert Advice to Develop Charter Schools Facilities

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LISC Launches New Office in Upstate South Carolina

This month, LISC opened its newest metro office in Upstate South Carolina. Long-time economic development leader Julie Franklin will bring her community development expertise honed in Greenville and Spartanburg to the role of executive director of the LISC Upstate SC program. The new office will focus on comprehensive, long-term investments in affordable housing, businesses and jobs. “As a whole, the Upstate is enjoying strong growth, but not everyone has been able to participate in our economic expansion,” said Franklin. “To succeed in a globally competitive marketplace, we need to build up our local talent, strengthen our neighborhoods and fuel a broadly shared prosperity that allows everyone to thrive.”

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