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Income inequality in the U.S. has grown over the past several decades. And as the gap between rich and poor yawns, so does the gap in their health, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open Friday. The study drew from annual...
June 25, 2019 The Honorable John Thune 511 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Tom Carper 513 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Earl Blumenauer 1111 Longworth House Office...
June 25, 2019 The Honorable Suzan DelBene 2330 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representative DelBene, We the undersigned organizations are writing to offer our strong endorsement of your legislation to ensure...
A new guidance from Manatt Health and the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) offers an outline for state Medicaid agencies and the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) to create social and emotional health programming for...
Loneliness—the subjective feeling of being isolated, being left out, and lacking companionship—and social isolation—an objective measure of social networks and social connection—are growing public health epidemics among older Americans....
Nearly three years ago, we began training as primary care doctors in two residency programs at a Harvard-affiliated teaching hospital. We understood the value of longitudinal patient-doctor relationships and wagered that primary care would...
June 20, 2019 The Honorable Judy Chu 2423 Rayburn House Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Eliot Engel 2426 Rayburn House Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Buddy Carter 2432 Rayburn House Office Bldg....
Partnership to Improve Patient Health: Value Our Health Briefing June 20, 2019 Panelists for the briefing included Ari Ne’eman, Disability Advocate at the Partnership to Improve Patient Care, Sara Van Geertruyden, Executive Director of...
MedPAC, or the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, is an independent congressional agency established by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 to advise the U.S. Congress on issues affecting the Medicare program. The Commission's 17 members...
On June 12, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would end the current federal ban on the funding of a national patient identification strategy. That action was applauded by senior advocacy leaders at the Ann Arbor,...
Bob Hall was recovering from yet another surgery in March 2014 when a volunteer walked into his hospital room. It had been a rocky recovery since his lung transplant three months earlier at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans...
Gov. Jay Inslee stopped by Washington State University Elson S. Floyd Medical School on Friday to celebrate the state’s continued investment and expansion of the program. Inslee said the medical school is a statewide asset, answering...
Amanda Bacon’s eating disorder was growing worse. She had lost 60% of her body weight and was consuming about 100 calories a day.   But that wasn’t sick enough for her Medicaid managed-care company to cover an inpatient treatment program...
While it is fascinating to think about “Medicare for All” (and one of us strongly favors it), it is unlikely that the United States will move quickly to fully publicly financed health insurance when Congress next considers health policy...
Health-care roles in America have been changing. Individuals pay approximately $1 trillion a year on health care and coverage costs out of pocket. Nearly 44 percent of privately insured adults have deductibles of $1,300 or more, yet many...
June 3, 2019 The Honorable Richard Shelby, Chairman Senate Committee on Appropriations Room S-128, The Capitol Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Roy Blunt, Chairman Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and...
I’ll never forget a moment early in my PhD program when, in the midst of a class discussion, I brought up recently published studies showing that black women suffer from higher rates of infant mortality compared to white women, even when...
MGMA's findings are in line with other recent surveys. Medscape said physician pay was up 4% this year and has risen 20% since 2015.   "These compensation specifics allow medical practices to remain competitive and informed on the ever-...
June 3, 2019 Donald Rucker, MD National Coordinator Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Department of Health and Human Services Mary E. Switzer Building 330 C Street SW Washington, DC 20201 RE: RIN 0955-...
June 3, 2019 Submitted via www.regulations.gov Ms. Seema Verma Administrator Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 7500 Security Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21244 RE: CMS–9115–P; Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Patient Protection and...

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