May 2020

Pandemic to Bring Painful Choices for States, Policy Makers: A Q&A With Larry Levitt

May 15, 2020


To mark the 25th anniversary of the journal, each issue in 2020 will include an interview with a healthcare thought leader. For the May issue, we turned to Larry Levitt, MPP, executive vice president for health policy for the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Accountable Care Organizations Are Increasingly Led by Physician Groups Rather Than Hospital Systems

May 14, 2020


Since 2015, the majority of new accountable care organizations (ACOs) have been led by physician groups rather than hospital systems. This shift requires policies that address the characteristic strengths and weaknesses of physician-led ACOs.

COPD Exacerbation Costs in the IMPACT Study: A Within-Trial Analysis

May 06, 2020


Treatment with fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium/vilanterol (FF/UMEC/VI) compared with FF/VI or UMEC/VI reduced exacerbation-related costs associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the US healthcare system.

Expanding Coverage for Essential Care During COVID-19

April 06, 2020


The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic will exacerbate the financial situations of the millions of Americans who struggle to afford their medical care, but policy solutions are available to quickly mitigate this problem.