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The Financial Impact of Natural Disasters: Beyond Disaster Aid

 Recent wildfires in California and catastrophic flooding in Louisiana have drawn public attention to natural disasters across the United States....

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Taking a Closer Look at Elderly Medicaid Recipients

Understanding how elderly individuals ultimately rely on Medicaid could be key to implementing changes that protect the fiscal longevity of both Medicaid and Medicare.

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All Roads Lead to Health: Medicaid Expansion Could Be Valuable Regardless of Method

A new study finds that expanding Medicaid has significant positive effects for patients, but whether it happens via traditional Medicaid or private Marketplaces does not make much of a difference.

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Medicare Beneficiaries More Likely to Switch Away from Managed Care

A new study finds that high-cost Medicare beneficiaries are more likely to switch from private Medicare Advantage plans to original Medicare plans.


Can Financial Penalties Drive Hospitals to Improve Patient Care?

A new study finds evidence that financial penalties through the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program reduced patient readmissions for targeted conditions.


Paying for Equity: Changing Pay for Performance to Reduce Disparities in Healthcare Funding

Healthcare pay for performance programs tend to hurt providers working with disadvantaged populations. A new study proposes an alternative payment model that more equitably provides funds to providers working with these patients

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Medicare Part D Plans: The more the merrier?

Recent research finds little evidence of choice overload in the Medicare Part D Plan market.


Observations from a New Frontier: Medicare’s Experience with Risk Adjustment

New research suggests Medicare's switch to risk-adjusted payments did not reduce overpayments. This example highlights the complexities of healthcare payment reform.

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Medicare Advantage – An Advantage to Whom?

Thanks to limited competition, additional Medicaid Advantage payments are captured by insurers and other third parties instead of being passed along to beneficiaries.


No Room for Smoking or Obesity: How North Carolina Dealt with Costly Retiree Insurance

Researchers evaluate North Carolina’s attempts to rein in the escalating cost of retiree healthcare.

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