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The First Five Years of the ACA in Review

This article is the second of a two part series. See article one here. Cost of Care: The ACA encouraged the creation of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to integrate and coordinate patients’ health care experiences. Under the Medicare Shared [...]

June 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

Elderly and Poor with Limited Options

The 2013 repeal of the CLASS Act, which was intended to provide long term care insurance to millions of participating Americans, means that affordable financing of long term care insurance remains out of reach for many. Currently, the bulk of [...]

June 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Less is More: HIE Prevents Repeat Tests

Health Information Exchange (HIE) lets doctors see all of their patients’ records online, no matter where patients choose to go for care. If a patient has a doctor they really like in one hospital, but wants their labs drawn and prescriptions [...]

April 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Carrying the Big Stick in Health Policy

In 2004, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) launched the CMS Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting program, which would publicly report quality of care delivered by US hospitals. A recent study investigated quality of care measures and [...]

March 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

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