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How low-income kids benefit when parents have healthcareA new study reveals an important spillover effect of parental Medicaid coverage.
Federal program aimed at reducing readmissions raises concernsA new study has shocking findings about death rates in heart failure patients enrolled in the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.
Health plans explore psychosocial support services to improve outcomesPatients who lack resources likely won’t have improved health outcomes even with interventions. Some plans are exploring how to address the problem.
Medicare Advantage vs. specialized Medicare Advantage plans: Outcome effectsAvalere Health analysis has intriguing results about beneficiaries enrolled in diabetes-focused chronic condition special needs plans.
Opinion: 4 reasons to revitalize the Children’s Health Insurance ProgramAs legislative discussions begin regarding the reauthorization of CHIP, it is imperative to keep in mind how proposed cuts could be detrimental to the health and future of our nation’s children.
Non-adherence has big impact on Medicaid beneficiaries with HIVNew data presented at the International AIDS Society Conference examines the medical and financial burden of missing pills.
Opinion: Medicare for all: Imminent or pipe dream?As the nation debates the future of our healthcare system, one idea gaining attention is a “Medicare-for-all” single-payer national health insurance plan.
Opinion: Five key takeaways from Trump's budget proposalTrump’s proposal highlights the administration’s priorities and can give stakeholders insight into future policy change.
ACA uncertainty impacts rate of insured: What health execs should knowA Gallup-Healthways poll shows it will be important to monitor the uninsured trends in the coming months as the ACA hangs in the balance.
Start MACRA reporting with a HIPAA risk assessment, or don’t start at allHere are five key security risk assessment elements to identify and remediate.