Health Systems Transformation

What Does MACRA Mean for Health Officials?

January 27, 2017|11:38 a.m.| Emily Moore

In 2015, Congress passed the Medicare Access and Summary CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), replacing the sustainable growth rate payment formula with a different approach to pay clinicians for the care they provide. This new legislation represents a significant shift to providers based on the quality and value of care they provide, rather than the quantity. MACRA went into effect at the beginning of January 2017. Read More »

Leading Health Systems Change—Perspectives from Federal, State, and Territorial Officials

September 26, 2016|9:47 a.m.| Emily Moore

The final session of ASTHO’s Annual Meeting last week (Sept. 21-22) focused on “leading health systems change” and featured a panel representing leaders at the federal, state, local, and territorial levels. Read More »

Maximizing Medicaid-Public Health Partnerships

September 14, 2016|3:40 p.m.| Noelle Andrade and Emily Moore

Due to their shared focus on population health, Medicaid and public health agencies are natural partners and leaders in health system transformation. Read More »

Rhode Island Conducts Statewide Inventory of Healthcare System

March 16, 2016|10:39 a.m.| Noelle Andrade

Rhode Island Department of Health uses health system inventory to improve outcomes and lower the cost of patient care. Read More »

Creating Conditions for Change in States

September 30, 2015|2:55 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

In his presentation at ASTHO’s 2015 Annual Meeting, Former Utah Gov. and Former HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt shared insights on how his experiences transforming Salt Lake City for the 2002 Winter Olympics can translate as a way to help create the conditions for changing the culture of public health. Read More »

New CDC Web Resource Puts Community Health Improvement Tools at Your Fingertips

June 09, 2015|2:30 p.m.| Megan Miller

The CDC has created a set of tools to help with the collaborative process for community health improvement. Read More »

The System Is Rigged and Nobody Wins: A Call for Integration

February 18, 2015|11:56 a.m.| Scott Briscoe

Ohio Medicaid Medical Director Mary Applegate gives an IOM session describing flaws of the current health system design in which primary care does not integrate with public health. Read More »