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This webinar will provide an overview of dually eligible populations and discuss key programs and coverage arrangements that coordinate care for beneficiaries. Panelists will also identify policy considerations for managing the cost and quality of care for dual eligibles. Learning Objectives: By the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to: This webinar is […]
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Celebrating 30 Years Thirty years since our founding, the Alliance for Health Policy continues its mission to serve as an educational resource for members of Congress, the media, and the larger health policy community. We have championed the idea that bipartisan dialogue is a necessary component of solving the toughest health policy issues of the […]
While behavioral and physical health are deeply linked, our siloed and fragmented health care system does not treat them in a coordinated and holistic way. These gaps lead to avoidable delays in diagnosis and care for patients, exacerbating the current crises of suicide, overdose, and behavioral health morbidity. To that end, the continuum of “integration” […]
Over the last few decades, horizontal and vertical consolidation within health care markets has become a pressing issue – with competing market forces driving this dynamic. Horizontal consolidation occurs when two providers performing similar functions merge – such as when two hospitals merge or groups of physician practices merge to form larger group practices. For […]
In the late 1980s, HIV/AIDS became a significant threat to public health, with the virus ultimately taking the lives of an estimated 2 million people at the peak of the epidemic in 2006. With effective treatments and increased awareness, new HIV diagnoses were on the decline by the mid-1990s; and today, HIV/AIDS is now considered […]
Health data, such as race, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation and, gender identity are crucial to addressing public health needs and in understanding the various backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses of beneficiaries covered by federal and state health care programs. Across Medicare, Medicaid, commercial insurances, and federal delivery systems such as the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Indian […]
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the pre-existing weaknesses of the U.S. public health system including areas such as communication, organization, and entrenched health disparities that continue to drive massive health inequities in various communities. To strengthen routine public health practice and better prepare for future emergencies, it is important to clarify and strengthen operational roles of […]
Summit on Mental Health in America The Summit on Mental Health in America featured industry visionaries, administration executives, and a host of experts to discuss topic areas such as equitable inclusion, innovation, and workforce capacities. The day kicked off with a conversation on the newly launched 988 Hotline moderated by Tradeoffs Podcast. Designed from feedback […]
The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act was signed into law in 2020, which created 9-8-8 as the three digit, go-to number for people experiencing a mental or behavioral health crisis. As implementation of the 988-hotline will kicked off on July 16, this discussion dove into the challenges service providers have faced as they raced to […]
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID) provided a Congressional POV for the next steps in aiding the mental health challenges in the United States. Bipartisan interest in making progress on mental health has garnered support in Congress, with numerous legislative packages being introduced in both the Senate and […]
Progress cannot be made towards an ideal mental health system without focusing on the state of the workforce. The short supply of clinicians and peer support workers, uneven distribution of practitioners, and lack of diversity contributes to an inefficient mental health system that is slow to respond to patient needs. This session reviewed key strategies […]
As mental health needs constantly evolve, so should the health system along with it. Senior leaders from Alliance Signature Series Sponsors, representing organizations across the health care industry, discussed the opportunities and challenges of developing an evidence-based and innovative mental health care system. Panelists explored how their organizations are propelling change to accommodate person-centered needs […]