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Postsecondary Institution Prices, Degrees/Awards Conferred, And Enrollment

A report on data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) fall 2014 collection was released recently by the National Center for Education Statistics. It includes three survey components: Institutional Characteristics for the 2014-15 academic year, Completions covering the period July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014, and data on 12-Month Enrollment for the...
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Serving Older Adults with Complex Care Needs Through Medicare

To improve Medicare’s capacity to serve beneficiaries and to prevent unnecessary institutionalization, an issue brief from The Commonwealth Fund proposes a complex care benefit option that would include home and community services. The brief describes how the program might be structured to balance the goals of improving care and ensuring affordability. The brief can be accessed at...
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HRSA’s Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages issues report on Complex Care

HRSA’s  Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages issued its report to Secretary Burwell this past month – “Rethinking Complex Care: Preparing the Healthcare Workforce to Foster Person-Centered Care”. Dr. Peggy Valentine, a member of ASAHP’s Board of Directors, served as Vice Chair of this Advisory Committee. The report highlights the importance of IPE and IPP among...
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Number of Pell Grant recipients declines for second year in a row

An analysis of the Department of Education’s student loan database reveals that the number of Pell recipients has declined for the second year in a row — a decline that can be in part attributed to the improving overall economy. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/brown-center-chalkboard/posts/2015/07/28-pell-grant-trends-kelchen?rssid=brown+center+chalkboard  ...
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Federal Investment In Regenerative Medicine

According to a recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), seven federal agencies invested—that is, conducted or funded—approximately $2.89 billion in regenerative medicine research in fiscal years 2012 through 2014. Most (88 percent) was invested by the National Institutes of Health. Agencies funded research related to their missions, including basic research to enhance...
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Duncan outlines Administration’s vision for higher education

Education Secretary Arne Duncan outlines the Obama Administration’s new priorities in higher education in its remaining months — educational quality, accountability, and outcomes. Duncan outlines how incentives need to be shifted to student success, rather than solely to access to higher education. https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/07/27/white-house-pivots-accountability-and-outcomes-and-away-debt-free-major-duncan A full copy of the Secretary’s remarks can be found here: https://www.ed.gov/news/speeches/toward-new-focus-outcomes-higher-education...
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What Does Federal Regulation Really Cost Colleges?

In the intensifying debate over whether to reduce federal government regulations on universities and colleges, one number has been at the forefront: $150 million. That’s what Vanderbilt University says a study found it spends each year complying with government red tape: 11 percent of the university’s entire budget. The article can be accessed at: http://hechingerreport.org/the-150-million-question-what-does-federal-regulation-really-cost-colleges/...
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Exchange Plans Include Fewer Providers Than The Average For Commercial Plans

A new analysis from Avalere finds that the average provider networks for plans offered on the health insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) include 34 percent fewer providers than the average commercial plan offered outside the exchange. The report can be accessed at http://avalere-health-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/pdfs/1436970138_20150715_Exchange_Network_Press_Release.pdf...
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