This report summarizes what is known about the health of people in prison and jail, the health care they receive, and the effects of incarceration on public health and where and how improvements can be made.
November 30, 2011 | Issue Brief
Several dozen lawsuits have been filed challenging the legality of the "minimum coverage requirement," or individual mandate. Many of the lawsuits rest on the constitutionality of the mandate under the commerce clause.
March 1, 2009 | Issue Brief
The premiere issue of LegalNotes, an online Aligning Forces for Quality publication, provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' guidelines for HIPAA's Privacy Rule.
January 14, 2014 | Issue Brief, Presentation Material
To effectively exchange data, states must understand the legal barriers that may prevent the data-sharing between physical and behavioral health care providers. This brief examines the strategies states use to address these legal barriers.
September 27, 2012 | Issue Brief
The future of Medicaid expansion is less certain now that the high court has made it optional for states to participate.
October 14, 2013 | Issue Brief
Under its Advancing Public Health Policy and Practice solicitation, RWJF funded 16 projects and the Center for Creative Leadership produced Knowledge Assets that synthesize the work and learnings from these projects.
January 1, 2009 | Issue Brief
Can these plans be used to purchase medically-underwritten individual insurance?
February 1, 2009 | Issue Brief
A number of states have considered laws or ballot initiatives intended to divert drug-abusing criminal offenders into treatment programs instead of prison or jail.
September 5, 2012 | Issue Brief
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule on the Stage 2 Meaningful Use criteria that eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) must meet to qualify as meaningful users of electronic health records (EHRs) and receive incentive payments under the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
March 1, 2011 | Issue Brief
This brief developed by the Legal Barriers team reviews provisions in the Affordable Care Act that address the issue of disparities reduction.