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Will Medicaid gains offset DSH cuts?

The Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) program was developed to provide financial assistance for hospitals that care for large numbers of Medicaid and uninsured patients. During the development of [...]

September 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

States opt for lower smoking fees

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows insurance companies to charge smokers up to 50% higher premiums than nonsmokers. However, this study found that most insurance companies are charging much less [...]

September 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Doctors punished for protecting children

A 9-year-old girl in Arizona accidentally fatally shot her shooting range instructor last month after he set her Uzi to automatic and allowed her to hold the weapon on her own. The incident garnered [...]

September 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

Incentivizing health over fee-for-service

In 2006, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services started the Physician Quality Reporting System, or PQRS. PQRS operates on the premise that required reporting of specific delivery-of-care [...]

August 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Perils of Welfare to Work

Millions of Americans have enrolled in health insurance plans through Healthcare.gov and thousands more now qualify for state-sponsored Medicaid services in states that decided to expand the Medicaid [...]

August 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

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