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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, November 2, 2017

JKTG Submits Comments on CMMI Experimental Payment Models

Based on staff and advisory board experience over decades of developing and managing health care payment systems, the JKTG Foundation submitted a comment letter to Administrator Seema Verma on how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) develops and manages experimental payments models.

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.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

BCRF Conversations: A Discussion with Drs. Daniele Gilkes and Paul Macklin

Together, Dr. Daniele Gilkes and Dr. Paul Macklin are part of a collaboration between the BCRF and JKTG Foundation that links computational scientists with biologists.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Funding@Work: Q&A with Robert Ivkov, Ph.D.

Research funded by JKTG has led us to a startling new answer that has the potential to reshape the way people think about cancer nanomedicine, and possibly revolutionize our technology approach. We would never have arrived at this answer without the JKTG funding. It's that simple.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

JKTGF and BCRF Fund Collaborative, Mathematical Cancer Research

Researchers aim to better model, understand cancer metastasis

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Healthy Debate: Why are Hospital Charges So High?

Hospital charges have increased much faster than hospital costs over the past 40 years. More than half of the hospitals in the United States have charges that are more than three times their costs, and for 10% of hospitals, those charges are more than six times their costs. What has changed to cause this tremendous discrepancy between costs and charges?

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