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Public Hospitals Adopt 6 Strategies to Respond to Growing Capacity and Financial Pressures

Expanding primary care access, attracting privately insured patients and ensuring financial payments are some of the strategies public hospitals have used to accommodate the growing number of uninsured and Medicaid patients, according to a study from the Center for Studying … finish reading Public Hospitals Adopt 6 Strategies to Respond to Growing Capacity and Financial Pressures

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State Costs for Medicaid Expansion Modest Compared to Increased Federal Funds: Study

The costs of implementing Medicaid expansion under the ACA would be modest compared to significant increases in federal funds, according to a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The coverage and budget impacts of the Medicaid expansion would vary across … finish reading State Costs for Medicaid Expansion Modest Compared to Increased Federal Funds: Study

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90-Day Medication Supply Drives Better Adherence, Reduces Medicaid Costs

When compared to 30-day refills, 90-day medication refills at community pharmacies for Medicaid patients drive greater medication adherence, improved cost savings and generate nominal waste across four therapeutic categories, according to a new Walgreens study. The study’s release comes as … finish reading 90-Day Medication Supply Drives Better Adherence, Reduces Medicaid Costs

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Supreme Court Upholds Individual Insurance Mandate, Strikes Down Medicaid Expansion

The U.S. Supreme Court has largely upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) healthcare reform law, including the controversial individual mandate, which states that all Americans must have health insurance by 2014 or pay a tax penalty, according … finish reading Supreme Court Upholds Individual Insurance Mandate, Strikes Down Medicaid Expansion

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5 Steps to a Successful Embedded Case Management Program

Establishing physician buy-in prior to embedding case managers in their practice is one of the keys to ensuring its success, explains Charlene Schlude, RN, CCM, director of case management at Capital District Physicians Health Plan, because physicians will have to … finish reading 5 Steps to a Successful Embedded Case Management Program

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Low Healthcare Spending Linked to Poor Economy, Low Utilization

U.S. healthcare spending experienced historically low rates of growth in 2009 and 2010, according to the annual report of National Health Expenditures (NHE) published in Health Affairs. U.S. healthcare spending accelerated slightly in 2010, increasing 3.9 percent, just one percentage … finish reading Low Healthcare Spending Linked to Poor Economy, Low Utilization

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