Healthcare Policy

Coding and Reimbursement: Effect of Physicians' Gender

Coding and Reimbursement: Effect of Physicians' Gender

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A study suggests that female physicians do not use as many codes as their male counterparts, resulting in a reimbursement gap.

Monthly Premiums in Narrow- versus Larger-Network Plans

Monthly Premiums in Narrow- versus Larger-Network Plans

Extra-small-network plan has less expensive monthly premium than large-network plan.

Correlation Between Medicaid Expansion and Increased Medicaid Revenue

Correlation Between Medicaid Expansion and Increased Medicaid Revenue

Hospitals in states with Medicaid expansions had an increase of $3.2 million in mean annual Medicaid revenue per hospital.

Copay Assist Programs Do Not Curb Drug Costs

Copay Assist Programs Do Not Curb Drug Costs

Despite offering assistance to those who cannot afford medications, programs create broader problems.

How the U.S. Health Care System Compares Worldwide

How the U.S. Health Care System Compares Worldwide

How does the U.S. health care system perform relative to other countries on various dimensions of efficiency?

New Suicide Prevention Opportunities Identified

New Suicide Prevention Opportunities Identified

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More than 80% of males and 87% of females who died from a subsequent suicide attempt did so within 12 months of their first attempt.

Physician Incentive Program Fails in British Columbia

Physician Incentive Program Fails in British Columbia

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Incentive payments to doctors did not improve quality of care.

Increase in Treatment of Children with Autism Remains Modest Following Insurance Mandates

Increase in Treatment of Children with Autism Remains Modest Following Insurance Mandates

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The longer autism spectrum disorder insurance mandates remained in place, the more that mandate-associated treated prevalence increased.

Elderly Patients Get Unnecessary End-of-Life Treatments

Elderly Patients Get Unnecessary End-of-Life Treatments

Today, most people in the developed world are in hospitals at the end of their lives.

Coprescribing Naloxone Helps Reduce Unintentional Opioid Overdose

Coprescribing Naloxone Helps Reduce Unintentional Opioid Overdose

Naloxone is an opioid antagonist that reverses the respiratory depression characteristic of opioid overdose.

Expanded Naloxone Access Could Help Curb Opioid Deaths

Expanded Naloxone Access Could Help Curb Opioid Deaths

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The Role of Psychiatrists as Naloxone Advocates

Costs Rise Substantially After Hospital Mergers

Costs Rise Substantially After Hospital Mergers

Average payment for patient admission increased more than 110% at hospitals that were part of the largest multi-hospital systems, compared with 70% at all other hospitals.

Four Distinct Patterns of End-Of-Life Healthcare Spending

Four Distinct Patterns of End-Of-Life Healthcare Spending

Overall, almost half of older Medicare beneficiaries who died in 2012 had persistent high spending throughout the final year of life.

Debating the Potential Impact of Single-Payer Health Care

Debating the Potential Impact of Single-Payer Health Care

How do we make healthcare more affordable, accessible, and higher quality?

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