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Quality Disparities exist between Payers

Although providing health insurance to Americans who didn’t have prior coverage sounds like a good thing; not all insurance provides equal quality of care. Disparities exist in the quality of care specifically with Medicare patients. From facing [...]

August 24, 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

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

ER Closures & Mortality at Nearby Hospitals

There has been an increase in demand for emergency care in the U.S., yet access to emergency rooms is diminishing. From 1996 to 2009, annual visits to Emergency Departments (EDs) increased by 51% while the number of EDs decreased by 6%. This has led [...]

October 10, 2014 // 1 Comment

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