Focus of the Week
July 15, 2019
The new index would measure more than 60 variables, including the built environment, education and community context, and even the weather and crime.
July 12, 2019
Two reports from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) in HHS have identified deficiencies in the quality of care at hospices and the harm done to beneficiaries as a result of poor care or cases of abuse.
July 11, 2019
Research led by authors from the University of Pennsylvania find widening geographic and rural-urban disparities in the story of rising white mortality rates.
July 10, 2019
During oral arguments at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, Republican-appointed judges voiced their skepticism over the constitutionality of the individual mandate without the imposed tax while Judge Carolyn Dineen King—appointed by President Jimmy Carter in 1979—did not ask any questions or make any comments about the case.
July 09, 2019
In 2018, 33% of accountable care organizations (ACOs) assumed downside risk, up from 28% in 2012.
July 08, 2019
As President Trump spoke about the environment and the economy, the American Lung Association and the American Public Health Association said that they will sue the administration over its decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan, which was passed under the Obama administration to reduce carbon pollution from power plants.
July 05, 2019
Some generic drugs may actually cost Medicare Part D beneficiaries more out-of-pocket than brand-name drugs because brand-name manufacturers can offer discounts that generic drug makers cannot pay.
July 04, 2019
Individuals in traditional blue-collar jobs were the main beneficiaries of the Affordable Care Act because they were less likely to have employer-based coverage before the law, according to a new study.
July 03, 2019
A recent study sought to determine if there was an association between food insecurity, or the fear that your food will run out before you have enough money to purchase more, and migraine, which commonly affects 1 in 6 individuals, among young adults in the United States.
July 02, 2019
Last week, a panel of diverse stakeholders took the stage at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Policy Summit in Washington, DC, to discuss shifting regulatory action from the federal to the state level, and the possible implications for patient access to high-quality cancer care.