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Health care for offenders discussed

Topic
This article describes how COCHS is helping Monterey County break down the walls between criminal justice and health care to take full advantage of the Affordable Care Act.

Author
Allison Gatlin, theCalifornian.com

'Obamacare' detrás de las rejas ('Obamacare' behind bars)

Topic
This Spanish language article explains how thousands of former detainees will be able to obtain healthcare coverage under Medicaid due to the enactment of the ACA. COCHS' President Steven Rosenberg is quoted along with statistics supplied from this website.

Author
Pedro F. Frisneda, El Diario

RiverStone Health declares takeover of medical services at jail 'very successful transition'

Topic
This article sites COCHS' work as a reason for creating health care connectivity between the Yellowstone County Detention Facility and RiverStone Health, a community health provider.

Author
Cindy Uken, Billings Gazette

Health Information Exchange between Jails and Their Communities:
A Bridge That Is Needed under Healthcare Reform

Topic
This article, published in AHIMA's Prespectives in Health Information Management, examines the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) on the adoption of health information technology in correctional environments --especially the role of health information exchange in breaking down silos between jail health care and community health providers.

Author
Ben Butler, COCHS