Prison Hospital Data Is Omitted From Federal Data Sets
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Given the evident impact on health and the historical inequities of the criminal legal system, it is clearer than ever that carceral health is vital to public health. Yet, we lack basic data about health care being provided to the incarcerated population ..read more
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It’s Time For States To Measure The Effectiveness Of Their OUD Treatment Systems
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2d ago
State policy makers are eager for solutions to address the opioid crisis and help more people recover. To gain needed insights into how well their treatment systems work, states must measure the continuum of addiction treatment—from diagnosis to recovery—to understand what services patients receive and where they need support ..read more
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Declare Pediatric Health Emergencies Like Lives Depend On It
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Historically, naming national emergencies has practically accomplished three distinct goals: allocating emergency funding to support an influx of much-needed health care space, systems, supplies, and staff; incentivizing innovation due to more regulatory flexibility; and supporting coordination and alignment of the health care sector and public health agencies for data transparency and public attention ..read more
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Ahead Of Print: REITS And Nursing Home Staffing
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2d ago
A new study, released ahead of print by , seeks to determine whether REIT investment is associated with changes in nursing home staffing. According to the study, after REIT investment, nursing homes had increases in licensed practical nurse (LPN) and certified nursing assistant (CNA) staff hours per resident day of 2.15 percent and 1.55 percent, respectively ..read more
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Omnibus Spending Bill And Hospital-At-Home: A Roadmap To Ensure Enduring Change
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The omnibus package that recently passed Congress extends the Acute Hospital Care at Home initiative through 2024, but more data are needed before hospital-at-home can be codified into law ..read more
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Why Are We Delaying Coverage Of New HIV Prevention?
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2d ago
Further clarity from the federal government for payers and providers on the coverage and management, as well as application of patient protections from out-of-pocket liabilities for these products, would ensure better access to HIV preventives, reduce HIV transmission, and increase progress toward ending the HIV epidemic ..read more
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ACA Metal-Tier Mispricing: Improving Affordability By Solving An Actuarial Mystery
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2d ago
Strictly enforcing ACA pricing requirements can yield significant savings for consumers, especially in communities of color. Moreover, fixing risk adjustment can incentivize insurers to align premiums with coverage generosity, as required by the ACA ..read more
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Achieving Patient-Centeredness In Medicare’s New Drug Price Negotiation Program
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2d ago
The Inflation Reduction Act mandated the creation of a Drug Price Negotiation Program focused on developing a process for Medicare to engage manufacturers in efforts to reduce the prices of certain products paid for under Medicare Part B and Part D. Interpretation and implementation of this legislation creates new opportunities for engaging patients and caregivers in a meaningful way ..read more
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Community Health Centers And Medicaid: A Deeper Dive Into FQHC Alternative Payment Reform
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2d ago
No provider is more suited to experimental payment models designed to strengthen quality and efficiency than community health centers. But for health equity’s sake, there is no more important case than community health centers for getting payment reform right ..read more
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Health Affairs Top Twelve Podcasts Of 2022
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1w ago
The top 12 podcast episodes that produced this year span our various shows, including the interview-based ..read more
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