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ASAHP Submits State Authorization Comments to the Department of Education

Today ASAHP submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Education on their Program Integrity and Improvement notice of proposed rulemaking that was proposed by the Department last month. ASAHP’s comments outline the unintended consequences of state authorization and note our encouragement that the NPRM includes federal recognition of state authorization reciprocity agreements as well as...
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Community Colleges Role In Higher Education

Preparing students to transfer to four-year colleges is a central mission for some community colleges. These institutions can serve as an important source of students for higher degree programs in allied health. A national commitment to increasing postsecondary educational attainment has made community colleges the focus of many federal and state policy initiatives. A report from...
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Status And Trends In The Education Of Racial And Ethnic Groups

A report from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) profiles current conditions and recent trends in the education of students by racial and ethnic group. It summarizes data on topics such as demographics; preprimary, elementary, and secondary participation; student achievement; student behaviors and persistence in education, postsecondary education, and outcomes of education.  The report...
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Health Affairs Blog – recommendations for GME and the future of our health workforce

Dr. Steven Wartman, who spoke at ASAHP’s 2014 annual conference and is the president of the Association of Academic Health Centers, writes in Health Affairs about ways to improve the state of graduate medical education, with a particular focus on building a better health workforce.  1 – Improve the relationship between academic institutions and the...
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Advancing Science To Improve Population Health

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine hosted a workshop to explore the basic and translational research needs for population health science and to discuss specific research priorities and actions to foster population health improvement. A report was produced to summarize the presentations and discussions from the workshop.  The report can be accessed at http://www.nap.edu/catalog/23541/advancing-the-science-to-improve-population-health-proceedings-of-a?utm_source=NAP+Newsletter&utm_campaign=aefc35f551-NAP_mail_new_2016_08_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_96101de015-aefc35f551-102031553&goal=0_96101de015-aefc35f551-102031553&mc_cid=aefc35f551&mc_eid=eb3f2c534e...
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Affordable Care Act Drew Healthier Clients In 2nd Year Of Operation

A new analysis from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) suggests that the government-run insurance exchanges attracted a healthier pool of clients in their second year of operation. Officials indicate the data could counter industry concerns about the viability of the exchanges and that premium increases for health law marketplace plans also could...
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Financial Implications Of Medicaid Eligibility Expansion By States

Thus far, 19 states have not expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). According to a Brief from the Urban Institute, broad fiscal reviews conducted in expansion states have found that federal offsets have exceeded state cost increases, so expansion has improved state budget balances. Most such reviews forecast that state budget gains...
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Appropriations Related to Implementation Of The Affordable Care Act

Some Congressional opponents of the Affordable Care Act have used the annual appropriations process in an effort to eliminate funding for the law’s implementation and to address other aspects of the law. A report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) summarizes the ACA-related language added to annual appropriations legislation by congressional appropriators since the ACA...
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Addressing Clinician Cost And Capacity Challenges Through Virtual Health

According to an article by Accenture, virtual health offers a way of bending the cost curve without expanding the health workforce by shifting some work to patients, replacing labor with technology, and automating tasks. The article can be accessed at https://www.accenture.com/t20160516T012309__w__/us-en/_acnmedia/Accenture/Conversion-Assets/DotCom/Documents/Global/PDF/Dualpub_22/Accenture-Virtual-Health-The-Untapped-Opportunity-to-Get-the-Most-out-of-Healthcare.pdf#zoom=50...
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