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The Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy fosters public discussion around health care policy to benefit the public good.  Through research, white papers and other projects, the Foundation serves as an honest, independent broker of ideas and actions designed to achieve the competing goals of cost reduction, expanding access and improving quality.

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Monday, January 29, 2018

JKTG-Funded Projects Suggest Cancer Treatment Changes to Combat Drug Resistance

JKTG and BCRF jointly funded three multi-institutional collaborations for projects with potential to substantially advance understanding of cancer biology or improve clinical outcomes. Members from one 2017 AMIGOS multidisciplinary team published five papers during the year.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Navigating Next Steps in Payment Reform

The Alliance for Health Policy, in partnership with the JKTG Foundation, recently hosted a panel discussion to provide an update on the overall state of play with payment reform, and the effort to move away from fee for service and toward value-based payment.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Funding@Work: New Hope for Difficult-to-Treat Ovarian Cancer

JKTG-funded research identified a new therapeutic approach for difficult-to-treat subtype of ovarian cancer. Ovarian clear cell carcinoma accounts for approximately 5 to 10 percent of American ovarian cancer cases and about 20 percent of cases in Asia, ranking second as the cause of death from ovarian cancer.

Friday, June 16, 2017

JKTG Foundation Comments on IPPS Proposed Rule

The Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy (JKTG) submitted a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the proposed rule for fiscal year 2018 on the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS). Among the areas of concern outlined by JKTG are Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments and methodology, the preclusion of judicial and administrative review, and regulatory reform and simplification.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

New Analysis Quantifies the Impact of Socio-Economic Status on Quality Measures

CMS has refused to make SES adjustments for hospital readmission policies and penalties, but Congress now requires peer grouping of hospitals by proportion of low-SES patients to calculate penalties for readmissions. Today, the JKTG Foundation released new analysis that identifies current challenges in that method and suggests an alternate approach. The analysis was done by J. Graham Atkinson, D.Phil., executive vice president for research and policy at the JKTG Foundation.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

JKTGF and BCRF Fund Collaborative, Mathematical Cancer Research

Researchers aim to better model, understand cancer metastasis

Thursday, February 23, 2017

JKTG Supports Society for Thermal Medicine Researchers, Scientists

As part of its commitment to support initiatives that help achieve improved health, the Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy (JKTG) has announced it will sponsor the 34th annual meeting of the Society for Thermal Medicine (STM) April 29-May 2, 2017.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Medicare Hospital Star Ratings Gives Flawed Quality Snapshot

Medicare’s star ratings of hospitals fail to provide the public with an easy comparison of the quality of inpatient care provided. An analysis by J. Graham Atkinson, D.Phil., Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy (JKTG) executive vice president for research and policy reveals the biases inherent in the rating system along with conceptual problems in the design of the method used to combine individual quality scores.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Video Replay + Transcript Available: Wall Street Comes to Washington Roundtable

Nov. 15, the JKTG Foundation again sponsored the annual Wall Street Comes to Washington Roundtable bringing Wall Street analysts together with Washington policy expert Paul Ginsburg, Ph.D., to explore what the latest market developments meant for national health policy and how the political climate will affect the health care sector.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

ACA: Preclusion of Review

Upon enactment and review of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), the JKTG Foundation became concerned by the number and extent of the preclusion of administrative and judicial review provisions the law included.

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