December 2017

Expanding the "Safe Harbor" in High-Deductible Health Plans: Better Coverage and Lower Healthcare Costs

December 12, 2017

EDITORIAL

Amending regulations to expand the “safe harbor” by allowing predeductible coverage of high-value services and medications for chronic diseases would provide Americans a plan option that better meets their clinical and financial needs.

ED-Based Care Coordination Reduces Costs for Frequent ED Users

December 14, 2017

TRENDS FROM THE FIELD

Results of our pilot randomized controlled intervention involving emergency department (ED)-based care coordination and community health workers demonstrated a trend toward fewer ED visits, fewer hospitalizations, and lower costs among intervention patients.

Reduction of Emergency Department Use in People With Disabilities

December 18, 2017

WEB EXCLUSIVE

This study examined emergency department use by Medicaid beneficiaries with disabilities in safety-net clinics that have adopted the patient-centered medical home model compared with matched comparison beneficiaries.