Maine Barriers to Integration Study: Environmental Scan
This paper reports on the first phase of the study to identify barriers to integration of behavioral and physical health services and potential solutions to overcoming these barriers. The report includes an extensive literature review, an analysis of different approaches and models to integration, and a review of integration initiatives in Maine, other states, and Canada. Results from interviews and focus groups with Maine stakeholder organizations are also included.
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Policy Brief on Federal Health Care Reform
In this policy brief, Dr. Andrew Coburn of the Muskie School discusses three of the main components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA): health insurance coverage, delivery system improvement, and cost containment, highlighting some of the provisions of the law that have already been implemented and those where important implementation decisions will have to be made.