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What Is The Price Of College?

A new report from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) describes three measures of the price of undergraduate education in the 2011–12 academic year: total price of attendance (tuition and living expenses), net price of attendance after all grants, and out-of-pocket net price after all financial aid. Students are grouped into four institution types:...
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Population Health In Medicaid Delivery System Reforms

States are looking at ways to incorporate population health goals into delivery system reform. An issue brief published by the Milbank Memorial Fund looks at how accountable care collaboratives, including Medicaid accountable care organizations (ACOs) or other ACO-like models, offer opportunities for states to achieve this purpose. The issue brief can be accessed at http://www.milbank.org/uploads/documents/papers/CHCS_PopulationHealth_IssueBrief.pdf...
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HELP Chairman asks for comments on HEA issues

Senate HELP Committee Chair Lamar Alexander made a request for comments on three specific issues under consideration as part of the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act — accreditation, risk sharing in financial aid among students and universities, and consumer information. Comments are due by April 24th. http://www.help.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/?id=4dc6f28c-e8ea-4a94-9c82-91db98e10c0d&groups=Chair  ...
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Informed Consent And Health Literacy

To explore what actions can be taken to help close the gap between what is required in the informed consent process and communicating it in a health-literate and meaningful manner to individuals, the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Roundtable on Health Literacy convened a public workshop featuring presentations and discussions that examine the implications of health literacy...
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HRSA announces new HCOP competition

The Health and Human Resources Administration (HRSA) announced on March 16 it is seeking applications for the FY 2015 Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) program, identifying $11,000,000 in funding support. Applications are due on May 15.  The Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) aims to increase the diversity of the health care workforce through the recruitment...
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The Future Of Home Health Care

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Research Council (NRC) convened a public workshop on the future of home health care in 2014. It brought together a spectrum of public and private stakeholders and thought leaders to improve understanding of the role of home health care (especially Medicare home health care) in supporting aging...
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Health Spending Growth Accelerates

Inflation-adjusted spending on health services increased 4.1 percent in 2014, after having increased just 1.9 percent in 2013, according to the most recent release of the Census Bureau’s Quarterly Services Survey (QSS). Spending went up across a wide variety of categories, including hospitals, nursing homes, home health, and physician and other clinical services. Spending on...
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Advancing The Public’s Health

The Institute of Medicine’s (IOM’s) Roundtable on Population Health Improvement assembles  individuals and organizations that represent different sectors in a dialogue about what is needed to improve population health, from looking beyond the health care delivery setting, to exploring solutions to address the social and environmental factors that shape health outcomes. On September 22, 2014,...
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