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Articles by Megan Douglas, JD

Megan Douglas, JD
About Megan Douglas, JD

Megan Douglas is the Associate Director of Health Information Technology Policy in the National Center for Primary Care at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. She is a licensed attorney and focuses on health policy and its impact on individuals from underserved communities. She was a 2012-13 Health Policy Leadership Fellow under Dr. David Satcher, 16th Surgeon General of the United States. Megan has worked on health policy issues related to neurodevelopmental disabilities, HIV and AIDS discrimination, racial and ethnic health disparities, and individuals identifying as LGBTQ. In her current role, she is looking at the impact of Health Information Technology (HIT) policies on healthcare providers who serve underserved communities and is identifying ways to leverage HIT to improve health outcomes for the underserved. Contact: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | More Posts

Hospital Quality: The Devil is in the Details

In the debate over health care reform, one of the few issues everyone agrees on is the need for quality improvement (QI). Many believe we should reward the best performers and penalize those that fail to meet quality standards. It seems like a [...]

October 19, 2015 // 1 Comment

P4P and Multiple Chronic Conditions

Federal (P4P) programs are rapidly evolving from financial incentives for delivering quality health care to financial penalties for failing to meet quality metrics. This policy shift will have significant consequences for many providers, especially [...]

August 10, 2015 // 1 Comment

Barking up the wrong tree

Medical liability accounts for only 2.4% of all health care costs, yet medical malpractice reform is often hailed as a critical ingredient to reducing costs. Though capping non-economic damages—those that compensate patients for their pain, [...]

January 31, 2015 // 1 Comment

Cheating the system

The controversial practice of using electronic health record (EHR) systems to “upcode” Medicare claims has attracted the attention of policymakers and triggered targeted audits by the Department of Health and Human Services. [...]

October 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

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