Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Medicaid expansion a boon for early adopters: Report

Medicaid expansion a boon for early adopters: Report

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A new report produced for the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation concludes that Medicaid expansion provides a "win-win" for participating states and the government.

More than 1 in 3 nurses leave first job by third year: study

More than 1 in 3 nurses leave first job by third year: study

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Nearly 18% of new nurses leave their first job within a year, according to a study in Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice.

ACA hasn't created more part-time workers, analysis says

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Despite fears to the contrary, there's no evidence that the Affordable Care Act increased part-time work before 2014, according to a new analysis.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announces $2.75M grant for The Green House Project

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has announced a third three-year grant to NCB Capital Impact in order to fund The Green House Project.

First Green House homes in California

California's first certified Green House homes opened today at Mt. San Antonio Gardens. Twenty residents will live at the Evergreen Villas.

Yes, Medicaid caps really are a terrible idea

Yes, Medicaid caps really are a terrible idea

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OK kids, time for an unannounced pop quiz. Here goes: How do Medicaid caps differ from New Coke, Sarbanes-Oxley and hands-free lawnmowers? The other three bad ideas were actually carried out

Green House in our midst

Green House in our midst

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I almost feel like I'll need to find a confessional booth after completing this blog post. I come not to bury the Green House project but to praise it. This is tough to do.

NQF launches Quality Positioning System

NQF launches Quality Positioning System

The National Quality Forum (NQF) has launched its Quality Positioning System Version 1.0. This new offering lets providers search for quality measures more quickly, organize measures in portfolios, compare or measure portfolios and share work.

'Overzealous' investigators undermining anti-fraud efforts, report finds

'Overzealous' investigators undermining anti-fraud efforts, report finds

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The government often hires "overzealous" investigators to detect fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid billing practices, a new report alleges. These examiners often target technical errors instead of unscrupulous practices, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's brief asserts.

Nurses more committed to current position during recession, study finds

Nurses more committed to current position during recession, study finds

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While the recession led to the perception of fewer jobs for new registered nurses, it also led to increased loyalty to employers, a new study reveals.

Poll shows retirees don't see Medicaid as important to their future LTC needs

Very few retirees see Medicaid as having a role in their long-term care needs, according to a new poll.

States could save $14 billion due to federal spending under healthcare reform act, study finds

Due to an increase in federal spending under the healthcare reform law, state governments can expect a net savings in healthcare spending of $14 billion from 2014 to 2019, a new study from the Urban Institute finds.