Posts for ACA Implementation

Takeaways from “The Dual Agenda: Better Care at a Lower Cost?”

On June 1st, with the generous support of The Atlantic Philanthropies, The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Community Catalyst brought together advocates, providers, policymakers, funders, and technical experts to discus

Anti-fraud efforts by Attorneys-General and the Department of Justice are reaping billions more than expected

The Affordable Care Act created some desperately needed means to start controlling ever-rising health care costs. Many -- like preventive care or delivery reforms -- will take some time to realize savings. In contrast, new anti-fraud efforts look to be pa

Basic Health Program: This Wallflower is About to Bloom

The Basic Health Program isn’t the most flashy or popular provision in the Affordable Care Act. But anyone who’s watched a classic – or even a less-than-classic - teen romantic comedy knows that the shy, somewhat awkward wallflowers often have tremendous

Treating Kids Pays

Last week the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) made headlines with the announcement of a proposed rule that would increase payment rates for primary care physicians serving Medicaid patients. The rule would bring Medicaid primary care service

States of Innovation 4

Medical Homes: Local Focus, Better Health As policymakers across the country look to balance their budgets, some are turning to Medicaid, recycling the same harmful policies they’ve used year-after-year: eliminating coverage for vulnerable Americans, res

I Love MamaCare!

This is a guest post from Raising Women’s Voices. This weekend not only marks a time where we will be celebrating Moms, but it marks the launch of a campaign celebrating everything the Affordable Care Act does for the health of mothers and children, “I Lo

Have you thanked a nurse this week? If you haven’t, you should.

Many of us take for granted the high quality care that nurses provide. Most likely, you have seen a nurse in your physician’s office, a retail clinic, in a hospital setting or even an outpatient clinic just to name a few. Every day they work to address ou

The Prevention Fund is Under Attack -- Again!

Would you rather be healthy or have affordable education? That’s the false choice House Republicans are trying to force us to consider by pitting higher education against health. Last Friday House Republicans joined others in supporting the Interest Rate

Guest Blog: The Debt Collector Will See You Now

This entry was originally posted on The Shriver Brief. When patients seek emergency medical treatment, they expect to speak to doctors and nurses—not debt collectors. But hundreds of documents released last week by the Minnesota attorney general reveal th