Health Policy Colloquia Briefs

The Muskie School of Public Service hosted two health policy colloquia this April to promote informed discussion throughout the state regarding MaineCare coverage options under the ACA and the implications of Vermont’s move toward a single-payer system. Series presenters and panelists included national policy experts and Maine’s health leaders, including DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew; Joseph Antos of the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C.; Sara Rosenbaum of the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services; Anya Rader Wallack of Vermont's Green Mountain Care Board; and more. Read the associated policy briefs below, developed by Muskie staff and faculty:

"Examining MaineCare’s Coverage Options Under the Affordable Care Act," prepared by Erika Ziller and Trish Riley for an April 8, 2013 colloquium that explored the options and implications of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for Maine. 

"Global Budgets, Payment Reform and Single Payer: Understanding Vermont’s Health Reform," prepared by Trish Riley for an April 22, 2013 colloquium that explored Vermont's health reform initiatives and the lessons they may have for Maine.

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Building Bridges Beyond the Quadrangle: The CAO and the External Community
(Book chapter by Mark Lapping in: Martin J, Samuels JE, eds. The Provost's Handbook: The Role of the Chief Academic Officer. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press; 2015:200-206.)

Health Data and Financing and Delivery System Reform: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty? (Issue Brief by Barbara Shaw, Andy Coburn, Kimberley Fox, Andrea Gerstenberger, and Barbara Leonard)

New Jersey's Manage by Data Program: Changing Culture and Capacity to Improve Outcomes(Report by David Lambert and Julie Atkins).

Rural Implications of Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act. (Issue Brief by Erika Ziller, Jennifer Lenardson, and Andy Coburn).

Safety of Rural Nursing Home-to-Emergency Department Transfers: Improving Communication and Patient Information Sharing across Settings. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 37(1), 55-65. (Authors: Judy Tupper, Carolyn Gray, Karen Pearson, and Andy Coburn).

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