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Racial & Ethnic Disparities

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

Decreasing Disparities in Health Coverage

Implemented in 2010, the ’s major coverage expansion was designed to improve the accessibility and affordability of health insurance. Although the ACA’s coverage expansion should decrease disparities in health care coverage among racial [...]

November 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Disparities due to Pre-existing Conditions

Despite attempts to improve access to care via the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, continue to persist. This study examines some of the causes of racial disparities between blacks and whites; it further attempts to understand and isolate [...]

October 12, 2015 // 1 Comment

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 . Disparities exist in the quality of care specifically with Medicare patients. From facing higher risk [...]

August 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

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