Evidence That Legal Reforms Which Reduce Malpractice Risk Decrease Defensive Medicine
How Pay for Success May Work with Medicaid to Promote Public Health
New research provides insights into how the innovative “Pay for Success” (PFS) financing model could be used in interventions aimed at Medicaid populations. The analysis, one of the first investigations into the potential of PFS for Medicaid recipients, suggests that the approach could help fund the implementation of evidence-based childhood asthma interventions that help avoid emergency department visits—if legal and regulatory barriers can be overcome.
Blog: The New District of Columbia Policy to Protect Insurance Coverage
The District of Columbia recently took an important step to protect health insurance coverage by creating a District-specific health insurance requirement. This is in response to the unexpected termination of the federal health insurance requirement, which Congress narrowly passed last December. The Affordable Care Act had required that federal taxpayers, except some with low incomes, to have health insurance or pay a federal income tax penalty. The underlying logic was that this would incentivize more people to get coverage and prevent insurance premiums from rising for the great majori
Blog: Enhancing Accountability in Graduate Medical Education by Calculating the Costs and Revenues of Community-based Primary Care Residency Training
Despite considerable federal investment, graduate medical education (GME) financing is neither transparent for estimating residency training costs nor accountable for effectively producing a physician workforce that matches the nation’s health care needs.