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PCMH falls flat in New Orleans

With the expansion of Medicaid provided by the Affordable Care Act, models like the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) should be analyzed for their potential positive impact on Medicaid populations. A PCMH is a team-based health care delivery [...]

March 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Mid-level providers are moving on up

Over the past several decades, there has been a dire need for primary care services across the United States, especially in rural and poor urban settings. This need has increased dramatically with more citizens insured through the Affordable Care [...]

March 16, 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

Learning Pricing from the Airline Industry

Source: Kevin Dooley (Flickr/CC) Traveling by air during the 1950s and 1960s during the Golden Age of Flying was different from what most of us are used to today. Lavish layouts, complimentary drinks, and exorbitant ticket prices made air travel for [...]

February 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Happy accident lowers health care costs

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) increased emphasis on quality reporting for doctors and hospitals in an effort to improve care and, hopefully, improve health outcomes for patients. Whether or not this will be accomplished is yet to be seen. However, [...]

February 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

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