Recent findings on the rise of medical credit cards signify the financialization of health and the importance of regulation across governmental agencies and departments working in a coordinated manner to protect patients.
This article reviews Oregon’s efforts to improve outcomes and reduce costs within their Medicaid program through health-related social needs.
Three in Four Community Health Centers Are Engaged in Social Determinants of Health Activities. Making These Activities Universal Will Require Greater Investment and Payment Flexibility.
This Data Note examines the extent of community health center involvement in systematic efforts to screen patients for the presence of social determinants of health and concludes that targeted grant support and Medicaid performance investments for the costs associated with social risk screening and reporting are needed for universal engagement by community health centers.
AcademyHealth CEO Dr. Simpson spoke with Dr. Joshua Liao on the podcast Health Equity Conversations which highlighted research priorities at the intersection of health equity and payment.
Kate Goodrich, a theme lead for AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting, highlights key research from the theme Payment and Delivery System Innovation that will be presented at the conference June 4-7.
There are numerous obstacles to consumer price shopping in health care and shifting patients’ behavior has been difficult. Recently, some insurers have used financial rewards to get beneficiaries to use lower-priced providers. In this ‘plain language summary,’ new research indicates the strategy may have some affect, although overall impacts of the program are modest.
AcademyHealth and the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) consider the drivers of health spending in the U.S. through salons focused on challenging questions. Today’s post takes a closer look at how the macro health economy may evolve post-pandemic.
The annual Reinhardt Lecture honors a national leader who reflects the high standards of Professor Uwe Reinhardt. The 2021 lecturer was Dr. Sherry Glied, who honored Dr. Reinhardt’s trailblazing focus on price, rather than quantity, with a discussion of the role of price as a market signal. The following plain language summary offers highlights from the transcribed remarks, as delivered at the virtual 2021 Annual Research Meeting and published in the journal Health Services Research.
As the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) moves to strengthen its price transparency efforts, a panel of experts recently discussed what advancements are necessary to provide consumers with accurate, useful information to make informed decisions about the cost and quality of care.
This webinar covered the impact of price transparency reporting thus far. Panelists discussed what additional efforts are necessary to provide consumers with accurate information to make more informed decisions.