December 2017

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.

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.

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.