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“I’m from the Government & I’m here to help”

Despite fears of failing Marketplaces, death spirals, and a recent threat by UnitedHealth to withdraw from the Marketplaces altogether, researchers find that insurer participation and Marketplace offerings increased between 2014 and 2015. The data [...]

January 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Democratic Debate Dives Deep into Health Care Topics

We don’t have a literature review for this week so instead I wanted to provide some insights on the recent Democratic Debate held last night. Two main healthcare themes came up for discussion – the future of health reform and gun control [...]

January 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Minorities more likely to be Readmitted

Prevention of hospital readmissions serves as one of the primary metrics for quality improvement under the Affordable Care Act. In 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began levying penalties for hospitals that had 30-day [...]

January 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

Docs Earn More with ACA, if State Participates

The Affordable Care Act is paying doctors more through Medicaid expansion. Payments to physicians for hospital stays increased by $3.38 (4.2%) per day. About half of the higher payments were due to better payer mix. This means that uninsured [...]

November 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

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