Managing Health-related Social Needs: The Prevention Imperative in an Accountable Health System

Improving health and reducing the cost of health care will remain central to the future of healthcare delivery in the U.S. In order to get there, healthcare and human services systems should prioritize early identification and mitigation of health-related social needs, carried out by a workforce that is equipped to do so successfully.

Billing Third-Party Payers. Why Start Now?

Implementing or expanding third-party billing is a way for publicly-funded STD clinics to diversify revenue streams, ensure access to care, and potentially expand services to populations who need them the most. JSI’s Jennifer Kawatu and Andee Krasner offer tips and tools to help clinics navigate third-party billing.

Better Public Health Planning through Better Data: Rhode Island’s Statewide Health Inventory

JSI’s August Oddleifson and Steve Meerman offer key findings from the Rhode Island Department of Health’s 2015 Statewide Health Inventory.

Creating the tool is not enough: Implementing and evaluating the Hospital Guide to Reducing Medicaid Readmissions

High rates of avoidable Medicaid readmissions are a particular problem in safety net hospitals, which serve our nation’s most vulnerable, low-income populations. Hospital readmissions are frequent, costly, and can indicate poor quality of care. To date, most policies and best practice research have focused on reducing readmissions among the Medicare population, but recent studies indicate … Continue reading “Creating the tool is not enough: Implementing and evaluating the Hospital Guide to Reducing Medicaid Readmissions”