Health Affairs Blog Post Describes Medicaid 2.0 Blueprint to Modernize New Jersey’s Medicaid Program
In an Op-Ed for Health Affairs “GrantWatch” blog, Joan Randell and Rachel Cahill write about the recently-released Medicaid 2.0 Blueprint. The Blueprint resulted from a collaborative process that brought together stakeholders from across New Jersey. Their post suggests that other foundations may want to support a similar collaborative process for modernizing other states’ Medicaid programs.
Request for Proposals (RFP) for Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care
The Nicholson Foundation is requesting proposals from New Jersey-based primary care clinics or practices interested in integrating behavioral health into primary care. We plan to support up to five clinics or practices to implement the Cherokee Health Systems’ model. Click below to download the RFP for full details on the project and the application process.
Arturo Brito, MD, MPH, Named Executive Director of The Nicholson Foundation
Arturo Brito, MD, MPH, joined The Nicholson Foundation on March 13, 2017 as its Executive Director. A pediatrician with a public health background, Dr. Brito was previously the Deputy Commissioner, Public Health Services, of the New Jersey State Department of Health.
Medicaid 2.0 Blueprint Charts Path Forward for New Jersey’s Medicaid Program
The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute has released a landmark report, Medicaid 2.0: Blueprint for the Future, funded by The Nicholson Foundation. The Blueprint lays out a detailed plan to modernize New Jersey’s Medicaid program, which will allow the State to achieve sustainable improvements in the quality, cost, and outcomes of care for Medicaid beneficiaries.
Primary Care Physicians Now Connecting With Specialists Via NJ ECHO Hub
New Jersey’s Academic Medical Center Project ECHO Hub, run by RWJ Partners, has kicked off the first two telementoring sessions—one focused on pediatrics and one on complex endocrinology. Project ECHO connects physicians working in the state’s healthcare safety net to multi-disciplinary teams of specialists to increase their capacity to treat complex conditions. NJ-based PCPs can still register to participate.
CSHP Releases Nicholson-funded Evaluation of NJ’s Medicaid ACO Demonstration Project
Rutgers’ Center for State Health Policy (CSHP) has released a qualitative evaluation of the operations and care management strategies pursued by the state’s Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations. Findings from this evaluation can help the organizations assess their progress and adjust their operations to improve care and reduce cost.