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Stephen Barlas
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' addition of drug utilization categories to the risk-assessment process aims to make scores more sensitive and accurate, which may help stem the exodus of companies from the marketplace.
November 2016: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
Michael McCarthy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 30, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Michael McCarthy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 16, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Douglas Kamerow
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 10, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Jeanne Lenzer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 10, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Hagop M Kantarjian
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 11, 2016: Cancer
Uwe Reinhardt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 4, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
William Hatcher, Britten Pund, Giorgi Khatiashvili
OBJECTIVES: To examine President Obama's fiscal commitment to the Ryan White Program (formerly Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resource Emergency Act), which provides funding for economically disadvantaged people and families affected by HIV. METHODS: We analyzed budgetary request and congressional appropriation data from 2009 to 2016. The data are available from the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. RESULTS: Increased coverage for people living with HIV/AIDS provided by the Affordable Care Act most likely led the Obama administration to request small increases and at times decreases in funding for the Ryan White Program...
November 2016: American Journal of Public Health
Jonathan Oberlander
What happens to Obamacare after its namesake leaves the White House? The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has faced fierce opposition from congressional Republicans and many GOP-led state governments, survived unexpected legal challenges, and overcome a disastrous rollout of Through it all,..
October 6, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
Harris Meyer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 16, 2016: Modern Healthcare
Howard Waitzkin, Ida Hellander
The Colombian reform of 1994, through a strange historical sequence, became a model for health reform in Latin America, Europe, and the United States. Officially, the reform aimed to improve access for the uninsured and underinsured, in collaboration with the private, for-profit insurance industry. After several historical attempts at health reform adhering to the neoliberal pattern, favored by international financial institutions and multinational insurance corporations, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) similarly enhanced access by corporations to public-sector trust funds...
October 2016: International Journal of Health Services: Planning, Administration, Evaluation
Benjamin D Sommers
In recent years, spring has brought with it a new U.S. health care tradition: headlines about proposed premium increases under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and predictions of the law’s demise. This year’s reports declared that Obamacare would be producing major increases in premiums for 2017,..
July 21, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
Sarah E Gollust, Xuanzi Qin, Andrew D Wilcock, Laura M Baum, Colleen L Barry, Jeff Niederdeppe, Erika Franklin Fowler, Pinar Karaca-Mandic
Previous studies indicate that Internet searching was a major source of information for the public during the launch of the Affordable Care Act, but little is known about geographic variation in searching. Our objective was to examine factors associated with health insurance-related Google searches in 199 U.S. metro areas during the first open enrollment period (October 2013 through March 2014), by merging data from Google Trends with metro-area-level and state-level characteristics. Our results indicate substantial geographic variation in the volumes of searching across the United States, and these patterns were related to local uninsurance rates...
July 25, 2016: Medical Care Research and Review: MCRR
Devdutta G Sangvai
Health care in the United States, and by extension in North Carolina, is in a perpetual state of flux. From the Nixon-era predictions of runaway costs to the insurance-anchored efforts of Hillarycare to wide-sweeping reforms of Obamacare, established providers are regularly counseling the next generation on how different medicine will look when they are in practice. The accuracy of some of these predictions aside, one thing is sure: the pace and magnitude of change is palpably different this time. Pushed by both private and public payers to move from fee-for-service to value-based care while striving to meet the Triple Aim of improving patient experience, improving population health, and reducing costs, all arenas of medicine--hospital-based, ambulatory, and public health--are feeling the pressure...
July 2016: North Carolina Medical Journal
Harris Meyer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 7, 2016: Modern Healthcare
Robin Flagg
This is a study of why two seemingly similar governors made divergent decisions on expanding Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Performing a case study of Governors John Kasich (OH) and Scott Walker (WI), I explore the roles played by electoral pressures, political party, governor's ideology, the state's policy heritage, stakeholder advocacy, and the economy in each governor's decision about whether to expand Medicaid. Electoral pressure was the most significant factor for both governors...
October 2016: Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
J Ross Graham
North American hospitals have historically struggled to engage in prevention and health promotion activities because they have not been incentivized or held accountable for doing so. However, in order to be exempt from federal taxes, 3,000 non-profit hospitals in the US must now regularly assess the health status of the communities they serve, and take action to address identified health needs. This is called "accountability for community benefit," and it is required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare)...
May 2016: Healthcare Policy, Politiques de Santé
Larry Levitt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 24, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Sakkarin Chirapongsathorn, Jayant A Talwalkar, Patrick S Kamath
After the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or "Obamacare" was signed into law in 2010, the problem of readmission has taken on a new sense of urgency. Hospitals with excess readmissions receive reduced reimbursement because readmission is considered to represent a poor quality measure in the healthcare delivery system. Cirrhosis places a major burden on the healthcare economy. Patients with cirrhosis frequently require hospitalization, and annual admission rates have doubled within 10 years. The costs of hospitalization associated with cirrhosis have also markedly increased...
May 2016: Seminars in Liver Disease
Ronald L Malzer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2016: Family Medicine
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