States in Action Archive

States in Action: Innovations in State Health Policy, is a former publication of the State Health Policy and Practices program. This bimonthly newsletter tracked innovative strategies certain states used to stretch health care dollars and improve the quality of care.

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Commonwealth Fund Publications

M. K. Abrams, R. Nuzum, S. Mika, and G. Lawlor, Realizing Health Reform's Potential: How the Affordable Care Act Will Strengthen Primary Care and Benefit Patients, Providers, and Payers, The Commonwealth Fund, Jan. 2011.

R. A. Berenson and T. A. Coughlin, Success Factors in Five High-Quality, Low-Cost Health Plans, The Commonwealth Fund, March 2011. 

S. R. Collins, The Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) Program Under the Affordable Care Act: Potential and Options for Spreading Mission-Driven Integrated Delivery Systems, Invited Testimony, Federal Advisory Board on the Affordable Care Act's CO-OP Program, January 13, 2011. 

T. S. Jost, Health Insurance Exchanges and the Affordable Care Act: Eight Difficult Issues, The Commonwealth Fund, September 2010. 

K. Purington, A. Gauthier, S. Patel, and C. Miller, On the Road to Better Value: State Roles in Promoting Accountable Care Organizations, The Commonwealth Fund and the National Academy for State Health Policy, Feb. 2011. 

L. Quincy, Making Health Insurance Cost-Sharing Clear to Consumers: Challenges in Implementing Health Reform's Insurance Disclosure Requirements, The Commonwealth Fund, Feb. 2011. 

J. Rosenthal, A. Gauthier, and A. Arons, State Strategies to Improve Quality and Efficiency: Making the Most of Opportunities in National Health Reform, The Commonwealth Fund and the National Academy for State Health Policy, December 2010. 

C. Schoen, K. Stremikis, S. K. H. How, and S. R. Collins, State Trends in Premiums and Deductibles, 2003–2009: How Building on the Affordable Care Act Will Help Stem the Tide of Rising Costs and Eroding Benefits, The Commonwealth Fund, December 2010. 

K. Stremikis, K. Davis, and S. Guterman, Health Care Opinion Leaders' Views on Transparency and Pricing, The Commonwealth Fund, October 2010. 

M. Takach, A. Gauthier, K. Sims-Kastelein et al., Strengthening Primary and Chronic Care: State Innovations to Transform and Link Small Practices, The Commonwealth Fund, Dec. 2010. 

Other Related Publications

O. A. Arah, G. P. Westert, J. Hurst et al., "A Conceptual Framework for the OECD Health Care Quality Indicators Project," International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Sept. 2006 18(Suppl. 1):5–13. 

A. Beal and S. Hernandez, "Patient Reports of the Quality of Care in Community Health Centers: The Importance of Having a Regular Provider," Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, May 2010 21(2): 591–605. 

R. Brook, "Is Choice of Physician and Hospital an Essential Benefit?" Journal of the American Medical Association, Jan. 2011 305(2):195–96. 

M. W. Friedberg, G. K. SteelFisher, M. Karp et al., "Physician Groups' Use of Data from Patient Experience Surveys," Journal of General Internal Medicine, published online Dec. 17, 2010. 

J. Kingsdale and J. Bertko, "Insurance Exchanges Under Health Reform: Six Design Issues For The States," Health Affairs, June 2010 29(6):1158–63. 

J. Oberlander, "Under Seige – The Individual Mandate for Health Insurance and Its Alternatives," The New England Journal of Medicine Online First, Feb. 16, 2011. 

H. P. Rodriguez, T. von Glahn, M. N. Elliott et al., "The Effect of Performance-Based Financial Incentives on Improving Patient Care Experiences: A Statewide Evaluation," Journal of General Internal Medicine, Dec. 2009 24(12):1281–88. 

M. Rosenthal, "Toward a Shared Vision of Payment Reform," Massachusetts Medical Society, Jan. 2011. 

C. Schoen, R. Osborn, D. Squires et al., "How Health Insurance Design Affects Access to Care and Costs, by Income, in Eleven Countries," Health Affairs Web First, Nov. 18, 2010. 

B. Sommers and S. Rosenbaum, "Issues In Health Reform: How Changes In Eligibility May Move Millions Back And Forth Between Medicaid And Insurance Exchanges," Health Affairs, Feb. 2011 30(2):228–36.