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Articles by Kameron Matthews, MD, JD, FAAFP

Kameron Matthews, MD, JD, FAAFP
About Kameron Matthews, MD, JD, FAAFP

Lead Analyst – Access to Care Kameron Matthews MD, JD is a board-certified family physician and currently serves as Deputy Executive Director of Provider Relations and Services in the Office of Community Care at the Veterans Health Administration in Washington, DC. She earned her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University and her law degree from the University of Chicago. Contact: Facebook | Twitter | More Posts

Smaller is Better

More than 3.9 million “ambulatory care-sensitive” admissions of adults were made to US hospitals in 2010, with as much as 40% of them being preventable. But which primary care practices are best at preventing these kind of avoidable [...]

December 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

LGBT Insurance Disparities

Image: May Young (Flickr / Creative Commons) Legal marriage for same-sex (SS) adults is currently recognized by 16 states and the District of Columbia. An additional 3 states grant civil unions, but the remaining states have banned SS marriage [...]

March 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

Provider Service Networks Can Cut Costs

Provider service networks, and other case management programs, may reduce the cost of care in the long run. Florida’s Medicaid program has allowed for several pilot models under a Section 1115 waiver of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affecting [...]

December 30, 2013 // 0 Comments

Tobacco Tax Improves Dental Health of Nonsmokers

Tobacco taxes reduce the likelihood of smoking. This improves the health of smokers and nonsmokers alike. All 50 states and Washington, DC impose a cigarette excise tax that ultimately gets passed on to the consumer through the price of cigarettes. [...]

March 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

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