Browsing: Health Policy

Medicaid expansion offered healthcare to more people. Did it also lead to longer wait times for those seeking care in the emergency department?
Is it time to stop stigmatizing the emergency department bounce-back? The PolicyRx and EMRA Health Policy Journal Club finds that when a patient returns to the ED within 30 days, the visit may be an i
A new study published in the National Bureau of Economic Research examines private equity's impact on nursing home care, attributing a higher mortality rate to private equity takeover. What are the im
When doctors collaborate with social workers, patients and health systems alike reap the benefits, according to analysis by the Health Policy Journal Club.
Urgent care centers fill a need in the U.S. healthcare system, providing access to care. But as the Health Policy Journal Club explains, this step in the right direction must be supported by appropria
The Health Policy Journal Club reviews a study that shows an abrupt increase in prescribing opioids to patients when they turn 18 - with a sharper rise during the COVID-19 pandemic. This raises many q
The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) creates challenges on many levels - not the least of which is ensuring health equity. Do clinicians caring for socially disadvantaged patients receive a
Many underlying issues stem from flaws in the healthcare system that we cannot individually fix, but optimizing communication and promoting health literacy is something that we can easily do.
Times are changing for EM health policy and reimbursement with the recent shift toward value-based care and away from fee-for-service models. EMRA helps you keep up with the developments that will aff
Collaboration between hospice staff and EMS can reduce patient transport to the emergency department, according to a study termed Mobile Integrated Hospice Healthcare.