Supreme Court upholds use of federal subsidies under ACA

More than 300,000 Tri-State Patients Retain Subsidies The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the use of federal subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In a 6-3 vote, the justices ruled that health care consumers are eligible for subsidies to purchase health insurance in both state and federal health care exchanges. Locally, the case [...]

Bringing Treatment Closer to Where Patients Live

Top Story on Local 12 WKRC Cincinnati: a boom in the local health care industry advances better access to treatment in the areas where patients live. Click the link below to hear the perspective of our own Dora Anim, Senior Vice President of Programs and Services, on the collaboration between the Cincinnati/Dayton regions, and how we facilitate the ability of well-performing [...]

Bethesda Inc. grant coverage in the Journal-News

The Heath Collaborative was recently awarded a planning grant by Bethesda Inc. to explore the feasibility of creating a Triple Aim Dashboard for the Cincinnati region. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News coverage discusses how this, along with two other local projects funded by Bethesda Inc., will continue to improve and better coordinate patient care. Click the button below to read [...]

Check out the “ThingsYouShouldn’tWaitToSay” mobile truck this weekend!

As part of our Advance Care planning coalition, The Health Collaborative loves to spread the word about the "Conversations of a Lifetime" initiative to ensure that patients with advanced illness in our community have the opportunity to express their wishes and goals for end-of-life care, and to have those wishes honored. Hospice of Cincinnati's "Conversations of a Lifetime" program [...]

Webcast: What you need to know about the post-SGR payment landscape

For years the physician community has been advocating that Congress repeal the broken sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula which sets reimbursements for physicians under Medicare. They argued that the outdated formula did not adequately reflect costs for providing care to Medicare beneficiaries. Physicians had reason to celebrate on April 16, when the Medicare Access and [...]

The Health Collaborative continues to inform state strategy for Patient-Centered Medical Homes

The Health Collaborative is featured in the latest Ohio Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative Update newsletter, regarding our participation in the Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) Design Team convening group on May 19. To read the article, click on the weekly newsletter link below and check out the first paragraph titled "OPCPCC updates." Our work is featured under the "Southwest Ohio" [...]

Health needs assessment will help hospitals identify top health needs in region

Twenty Greater Cincinnati hospitals have joined together with local and county health departments to jointly research and identify the community’s most pressing health needs. The effort is called the community health needs assessment (CHNA). The work begins with the collection and compilation of public health data and includes original qualitative research gathered from meetings with [...]

In the News: CEO Craig Brammer explains what the SGR Repeal Law means for data, population health in Bloomberg BNA

Reproduced with permission from Health IT Law & Industry Report, 7 HITR 10 (May 18, 2015). Copyright 2015 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) <> SGR Repeal Law to Expand Release Of Public Claims Data, Boost Big Data Efforts                                              By Alex Ruoff May 14 —  The effort to repeal and replace Medicare’s SGR [...]

Health Collaborative CEO featured in Modern Healthcare coverage of D.C. Datapalooza

Craig Brammer, CEO Our CEO, Craig Brammer, has been featured in Modern Healthcare's coverage of Datapalooza. Check out these links to read his commentary on ED alerts, patient care management, and the economics of the health care industry: Health Datapalooza 2015, held May 31-June 3 in Washington, D.C.,  is a national conference focused on liberating [...]