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11. Standing Up for Women & Families in 2013

(File; Fri Oct 24 09:26:00 CDT 2014)

Standing Up forWomen & Familiesin 2013Standing Up forWomen & Families in 2013When campaigns end, the hard work of implementing policybegins. At a time when millions of families are facing economicdistress, wage and pregnancy disc...

Description: When campaigns end, the hard work of implementing policy begins. At a time when millions of families are facing economic distress, wage and pregnancy discrimination continue, workers are struggling without family friendly policies, women’s access to reproductive health is at risk, and health reform implementation remains under attack, achieving meaningful policy changes that improve life for women and families must be a top priority.

12. Why the Affordable Care Act Matters for Women: Improving Health Coverage for Lower-Income Women

(File; Mon Dec 03 18:05:00 CST 2018)

Why the A ffordable C are A ct Matters for Women: Improv ing Health Coverage for Lower - Income Women SEPTEMBER 2015 Prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) , the cost of health insurance plac e d a partic...

Description: The high cost of health care places a particular burden on lower-income women who need health services but often struggle to pay premiums and out-of-pocket costs. The problem has been exacerbated because many insurers charge women higher rates simply because of their gender, thereby putting health coverage out of reach—especially for many lower-income women.

13. How Accountable Care Impacts the Way Consumers Receive Care

(File; Fri Oct 16 15:01:00 CDT 2015)

Description: In Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), physicians, hospitals and other health care providers work together to improve the quality and coordination of health care services for a population of patients.

14. Improving Care for Pregnant Women and New Parents

(File; Mon Dec 03 17:43:00 CST 2018)

Description: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation, and includes benefits that are critically important for pregnant women and new parents. Thanks to the ACA, most plans now ensure coverage for the health services expecting and new parents need. The law guarantees coverage for maternity services and provides support for eligible new parents once their child is born.

15. Steps for Engaging Consumers

(File; Tue Dec 04 09:20:00 CST 2018)

FACT SHEETSteps for Achieving Meaningful ConsumerEngagement in Health IT InitiativesMARCH 2012Ensuring substantive and meaningful consumer participation in a health IT initiative canhelp facilitate adoption of patient-centered innovation...

Description: Ensuring substantive and meaningful consumer participation in a health IT initiative can help facilitate adoption of patient-centered innovations, and ultimately, speed and enhance the adoption of health IT in a community.

16. Why Consumer Advocates Should Get Involved

(File; Tue Dec 04 10:05:00 CST 2018)

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Description: The medical home model is gaining momentum nationwide as a way to improve the quality of care and reduce costs by offering more accessible, comprehensive, and coordinated primary care.

17. Why Is the C-Section Rate So High?

(File; Tue Dec 04 09:46:00 CST 2018)

Description: When first measured in 1965, the national U.S. cesarean birth rate was 4.5%.1 Since then, large groups of healthy, low-risk American women who have received care that supported their bodies' innate capacity for giving birth have achieved 4% to 6% cesarean birth rates and good overall birth outcomes.

18. Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing: Evidence and Implications for Women, Babies, and Maternity Care (2015)

(File; Tue Dec 04 09:39:00 CST 2018)

Description: This report finds that the country’s maternity care system is missing opportunities to provide better care and use resources more wisely by routinely intervening in labor and delivery in ways that interfere with, instead of promoting, supporting and protecting, innate biological processes that result in healthier outcomes for women and newborns.

19. Why the Affordable Care Act Matters for Women: Improving Care for Pregnant Women and New Parents

(File; Tue Dec 04 10:04:00 CST 2018)

Why the A ffordable C are A ct Matters for Women: Improving Care for Pregnant Women and New Parents SEPTEMBER 201 5 The A ffordable C are A ct (ACA) is the greatest advance for women??? s health in a generation, and incl...

Description: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) aims to improve conditions for pregnant women and new parents by providing the services they need to have healthy pregnancies and provide their children with a good start in life.

20. Building Patient-Centeredness in the Real World

(File; Tue Dec 04 09:58:00 CST 2018)

Building Patient-Centerednessin the Real World:The Engaged Patient andthe Accountable Care OrganizationBy Michael L. MillensonPresident, Health Quality Advisors LLCIn collaboration withExecutive SummaryThe accountable care organization b...

Description: The accountable care organization began life as a catchphrase signifying a shift in the relationship between a hospital and its doctors. By forming an ACO, a hospital and medical staff shared clinical and financial responsibility for coordinating care to improve quality and lower costs.