More Medicaid consolidation as Centene plans $17.3 billion WellCare purchase | Crain's New York Business

Director of our Women's Health Program, Lois Uttley, is quoted in Crain's Business discussing recent hospital mergers and the impact on consumers.

The Rational Consumer: High Disenrollment Associated With Poor Quality Performance Among Medicare Special Needs Plans | Health Affairs

In a Health Affairs blog post, Center research director Marc Cohen, director Ann Hwang, and senior policy analyst Leena Sharma, explore the relationship between disenrollment rates and quality measure performance for plans serving dual eligibles.

Rob Restuccia, A Fierce Advocate for Improving Health Care, Dies at 69 | The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe's appreciation of Rob Restuccia's life, both in the professional and personal spheres, by Globe health care reporter Priyanka Dayal McCluskey.

A Fierce Advocate For Improving Health Care Faces His Own Cancer Diagnosis | WBUR Radio

Boston-area National Public Radio affiliate WBUR visited with former Community Catalyst executive director Rob Restuccia at his home for this profile, discussing both his work and personal experience with the health care system since his cancer diagnosis.

Facing My Own Mortality Renewed My Faith In The Common Struggle For Universal Health Care | The Boston Globe

In a lead Opinion piece in The Boston Globe, former Community Catalyst executive director Rob Restuccia writes of his personal experience with the health care system and both the impact and future goals of the health care advocacy movement.

5 Healthcare Predictions That Didn't Come True In 2018 | Fierce Healthcare

Ann Hwang, MD, director of the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation is quoted in a Fierce Healthcare article about a POLITICO Live panel session on innovation she participated in on Jan 16, 2019.

Nonprofit hospitals make lots of profit in D-FW — and don’t pay much in taxes | Dallas News

Jessica Curtis, Senior Advisor at Community Catalyst focused on social determinants of health, discussed the need for greater oversight of community benefit work being carried out by tax-exempt hospitals.

Midterm Election Boosts Medicaid Expansion, But Challenges Remain | Kaiser Health News

Katherine Howitt, Associate Director of Policy at Community Catalyst, is quoted in Kaiser Health News talking about Medicaid's victories on midterm election night.

How States Can Better Engage Medicaid Patients | RWJF Blog

A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation blog post on practical approaches to increasing consumer engagement cited Massachusetts Medicaid's One Care Implementation Council for giving consumers an active role in implementing the Financial Alignment Initiative.

Marrying Patient Activation And Self-Determination For People With Medical And LTSS Needs | Health Affairs Blog

In a Health Affairs blog post, Center research director Marc Cohen, Danielle Skenadore Foster and Erin McGaffigan discuss the importance of patients taking control of their own health and health care - becoming activated.

At Our Best | The Corvallis Gazette-Times

The Corvallis Gazette-Times noted the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation's honoring of Corvallis resident and disability activist Michael Volpe as part of the first Speak Up for Better Health Awards.

Understanding the Economic Status of Older Americans (Podcast)

An audio conversation with Marc Cohen, Center research director, and co-director of the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston, about a study the LTSS Center is conducting for the National Council on Aging (NCOA).

Did Patrick Soon-Shiong’s high-tech gamble help bring 6 hospitals to the brink? | POLITICO

Jessica Curtis, Senior Advisor, Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation, is quoted in a POLITICO article about California's financially troubled Verity Health System, and its hospitals' failure to meet state-mandated charity care obligations.

Business Briefcase | The Salem News

The Salem News mentioned The Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation's recognition of Nancy Houghton, of Beverly, as an honoree of its Speak Up for Better Health Awards.

A waiting game: Meeting minutes reveal challenges to closing CHI, Dignity megadeal | Modern Healthcare

Sue Sherry, deputy director of Community Catalyst, spoke to Modern Healthcare about California's charity-care requirement and the benefits it gives to the people of California.