April 2015
In this issue:
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What Every Health Care
Leader Should Know About Medicaid Waivers
Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Programs Boost the Safety Net
Finger Lakes Care Collaborative Re-imagines Health Care Delivery
Care Coordination Valuable Then, Vital Now
Alumni Spotlight: Nima Gharavi, MD, PhD
Team Member Spotlight: Leah Rosengaus, Director of Health Care Talent Innovations
 
April 2015 has been a busy month. From answering your questions on Medicaid 1115 waivers to introducing a way to develop top health care talent while improving hospital performance, we hope you’ll find a wealth of useful information this month. We’re here to empower you with the knowledge and tools to transform health care for tomorrow.
We are also excited to share our new look with you, including our redesigned logo and a new web site that will be coming soon. We believe this new look better captures who we are and the work that we do in creating transformative change in health care. The logo is just the first step. We can’t wait to share the rest with you, as our web site and monthly digest become clearer, easier to navigate and full of timely and valuable information and guidance on the topics that matter most to you.
  Thought Leadership, Visionary Transformation
What Every Health Care Leader Should Know About Medicaid Waivers
Author: David C. Salsberry, Executive Vice President of Consulting

The Medicaid and uninsured populations don’t have to be an economic burden for hospitals and health systems if they are managed well. The key is to focus on managing risk and outcomes in these patient groups in many of the same ways health care executives manage commercial or Medicare populations... | Read More |
 
 
Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Programs Boost the Safety Net
Author: Dylan Roby, PhD, COPE Health Solutions Fellow & Assistant Professor, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Seven states have adopted the federally approved Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program, but they can’t agree on the details.
What they can come to a consensus on is the goal. As the health care industry increasingly shifts toward a system that aligns quality and value... | Read More |
Finger Lakes Care Collaborative
Re-imagines Health Care Delivery
Author: Mallory Johnson, MHA, Senior Consultant

Health care providers in upstate New York are looking to transform care specifically for the Medicaid and uninsured population. Currently, the region is plagued by the same challenges facing many communities nationwide. Namely, a health care delivery system that operates in silos with poor care... | Read More |
 
Care Coordination Valuable Then, Vital Now
Author: Cindy Ehnes, Executive Vice President of Health Care

Talent Development Recognition of the need to better coordinate the fragmented pieces and parts of a patient’s health care services is not new. Coordination of care has, however, become an increasingly hot topic due to implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and health reforms that encourage decreased traditional hospital... | Read More |
 
  Alumni Spotlight
Nima Gharavi, MD, PhD
Nima Gharavi, MD, PhD is a board-certified dermatologist, clinical scientist and fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeon. He joined COPE Health Solutions in 1998 after realizing his interest in the medical field as an undergraduate student at UCLA. After graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology and a specialization in Business... | Read More |
 
  Team Member Spotlight
Leah Rosengaus, Director of Health Care Talent Innovations
Leah Rosengaus oversees the Health Care Talent Innovations (HCTI) program at eight large acute care medical centers—St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, Calif., St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo, Calif., Glendale Adventist Medical Center in Glendale, Calif., St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, Calif., California Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles and... | Read More |

 
 
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COPE Health Solutions provides our clients with the tools, services and advice they need to be leaders in the health care industry. Focusing on all aspects of strategy, population health management, Medicaid waivers, and workforce development, we help drive our clients’ success every step of the way.
 
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