Student News: Public Health

DPH Student Bill Cabin in the Health Policy and Management Track (2011 cohort) is a prolific writer and presenter. Selected publications and international and domestic presentations are highlighted below.

Scheduled upcoming paper presentations include “Aging in New York: Building capacity and empowering communities,” at the Forty-First Annual Conference of the State Society on Aging of New York; "Ignoring patient needs by limiting Medicare home health social work coverage: The case of Alzheimer's disease," at this year’s APHA meeting;  and two papers at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) annual meeting, “The Jimmo case: Opening the portal for Medicare Home Health Coverage of evidence-based interventions for persons with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers” and “Documenting dementia decline: Using evidence-based measures for successful documentation for dementia patients in the Medicare Hospice Benefit.” At GSA Bill is also scheduled to present a poster, “Blocking healthy transitions in old age: The failure of the Medicare home health benefit to address the needs of persons with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers.” Finally, Bill is also slated to present "Blocking healthy transitions in old age: The failure of Medicare home health for persons with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers” at the 2013 SLLS International Conference in Amsterdam.

Within the last year, Bill has presented at several conferences, including two at the International Conference on Sociology and Social work in Denmark in May, “Rebels, conformists, and innovators: A guide for changing the devaluation of Medicare home health social work” and “Who rules home care? The impact of the managed care model and proprietary ownership on profitability, cost, and quality.”  Here in New York, he presented two papers at the 2013 Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) Annual Meeting, “Owning home care: Consequences of a managed care model for patient quality” and “Who rules home care? The impact of privatization on profitability, cost, & quality.” And finally, Bill presented “Walking toward knowledge: The use of evidence-based walkability measures to understand healthy aging” at the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education's 39th Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference.

Recently, Bill and a colleague published “Using evidence-based measures to document decline in hospice patients: regulation meets clinical practice” in Hospice Care, and notably, he has been named the editor of a forthcoming NOVA Publishers title, Medicaid: Eligibility, Health Services, Expansion, and Cost Controversies.

Submitted on: AUG 27, 2013

Category: Public Health (DPH), Students Honors, Awards, and Publications