Health Care for People with Disabilities

The Move to Managed Care for Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services: Guidance for State Medicaid and DD Directors, and Payers

Source: The Move to Managed Care for Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services: Guidance for State Medicaid and DD Directors, and Payers A report issued in July 2019 by CQL-The Council on Quality and Leadership, The Institute on Public Policy for People with Disabilities, and Mosaic offers practical steps for pursuing the ideal service system for …

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No Equity Without Everyone: Philanthropy Must Fully Include People With Disabilities (Opinion) – The Chronicle of Philanthropy

RWJF and Ford Foundation are leading an effort to “mainstream” disability in philanthropy. Source: No Equity Without Everyone: Philanthropy Must Fully Include People With Disabilities (Opinion) – The Chronicle of Philanthropy This year, the United States will celebrate 29 years of civil-rights progress under the Americans With Disabilities Act. And yet the more than 56 …

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Dentists No Longer Permitted To Turn Away Patients Due To Disabilities – Disability Scoop

People with developmental disabilities may find it easier to get dental care after a national board changed its ethics policy to be more inclusive. The American Dental Association recently revised its code of conduct to prohibit denial of care to patients with physical, developmental or intellectual disabilities. In cases where a dentist does not have …

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Nation’s First Institute to Prepare Nurses to Care for People with Developmental Disabilities to Open at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY

Source: Nation’s First Institute to Prepare Nurses to Care for People with Developmental Disabilities to Open at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY PITTSFORD, N.Y., Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Earlier today, St. John Fisher College, Tom Golisano, and the Golisano Foundation announced the creation of the Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing thanks to a $5.8 million gift, $5 million from Tom Golisano and $800,000 from …

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The Electronic Health Record Problem | Commonwealth Fund

EHRs have one critical performance requirement: generating clinical revenues. In the fee-for-service world Source: The Electronic Health Record Problem | Commonwealth Fund December 13, 2018 David Blumenthal, M.D. It’s no secret that many physicians are unhappy with their electronic health records (EHRs). They say they spend too much time keying in data and too little …

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Health indicators in intellectual developmental disorders: The key findings of the POMONA‐ESP project

Source: Health indicators in intellectual developmental disorders: The key findings of the POMONA‐ESP project – Folch – – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities – Wiley Online Library Annabel Folch, Luis Salvador‐Carulla, Paloma Vicens, Maria José Cortés, Marcia Irazábal, Silvia Muñoz, Lluís Rovira, Carmen Orejuela, Juan A. González, Rafael Martínez‐Leal Abstract Background The aim …

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Promoting Better Health Beyond Health Care

State-level multi-sector actions for addressing the social, economic, and environmental factors that impact health May 2018 As part of their Better Health Beyond Health Care initiative, the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) conducted a national analysis on innovative ways to promote health. This report discusses the resulting findings and summarizes information from thirty key …

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Mental Health-related Physician Office Visits by Adults Aged 18 and Over: United States, 2012–2014

Source: Products – Data Briefs – Number 311 – June 2018 Key findings Data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey Among adults aged 18 and over, the rate of mental health-related physician office visits to psychiatrists (693 per 10,000 adults) was higher compared with the rate to primary care physicians overall (397 per 10,000 …

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Know the Science

Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) – Know the Science Why is it important to know the science of health? Simply put, because there is a lot of misinformation out there—from anecdotes disguised as evidence to excessive claims made by supplement manufacturers to TV doctors touting the latest “miracle cure.” On this …

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