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Maine Launches Health Care Transparency Site Developed by HSRI Health Data Team

Date: 11/2015

The Maine Health Data Organization (MHDO) has launched CompareMaine.org, a new health care transparency website developed by HSRI's Health Data team. Consumers can use the new website to compare the average cost of over 200 medical procedures at more than 170 healthcare facilities in the state. They can also use the site to compare quality ratings for many facilities.

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HSRI Announces Its Next President

Date: 10/2015

In an announcement released on October 29, HSRI President Valerie Bradley revealed impending leadership changes for HSRI, including the promotion of David Hughes to the position of President beginning in January 2017: Dear Friends of HSRI,

About two years ago, as I moved into my 70th year, I began to think about my own future and the future of HSRI and the careful steps that would be necessary to allow me Read More

Behavioral Health Outpatient Capacity Analysis Finds Milwaukee County Challenges Linked Both to Supply and Coordination Issues

Date: 10/2015

As part of an ongoing analysis of the behavioral health care delivery system in Milwaukee County, HSRI and its partners the Technical Assistance Collaborative and the Public Policy Forum recently issued findings from an analysis of the county’s outpatient capacity. As described in a report released on October 27, our research finds that Milwaukee County is challenged by issues of fragmentation among outpatient providers, lack of communication between providers and hospital discharge specialists, a Read More

Now Available! New Issue of The Riot!

Date: 05/2015

The Riot! just released a new, special-edition issue on the new rules for home and community-based services from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Home and community-based services help many people with disabilities live in their community, and the new rules are based on many of the things that self-advocates have been saying for years. In typical Riot! style, the issue helps explain the rules in plain language, shares thoughts from self-advocates Read More

NCI Data Brief on Rights and Respect

Date: 04/2015

Last week, NCI released a new data brief entitled "What NCI Data Reveal About Service Delivery and the Respect Given to the Rights of People With I/DD." Using data from the 2013-14 NCI Adult Consumer Survey, the brief explores whether public I/DD services are delivered in ways that respect service recipients' privacy, choices, and control. It also highlights significant differences by race and ethnicity, guardianship status, residence type, and Read More

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