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Affordability & Delivery System

The Intolerable Side Effect of Access to Care

Debates around health reform are often viewed through a political lens. Assessing the outcome of the ACA is no different. If the central goal of health reform is to increase access to care, there can be little debate as to whether expanding programs [...]

January 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

Is There Benefit to HIE in the ED?

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there have been substantial investments in developing health information exchanges (HIEs) to electronically transfer medical records between health care providers. The goals of using exchanges are [...]

January 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

A Policy Prescription for 2018

The controversy over health care reform often boils down to two issues: coverage and cost. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) made significant impact on the coverage issue, dropping the uninsured rate below 10% for the first time in the recorded history [...]

January 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

Do Not Pass ACO!

The Stark Law prevents physicians from referring patients to facilities where they have an ownership stake. What happens, though, when the investors behind a hospital also own the post acute care facility to which it refers? Is the transition more [...]

December 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

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