Browsing: Health Policy

Statistics show employers are placing an undue burden on the health care system by using draconian HR practices. Paid sick leave is a simple, albeit politically challenging, policy change that could s
The effects of COVID-19 on the health care system continue to evolve. While patients stayed away during lockdown, they are now flooding emergency departments with more acute illnesses due to lack of p
COVID-19 vaccine campaigns saved lives and reduced the number and severity of COVID cases in the United States. What did this mean to the business of health care? Significant cost savings.
Although burnout and mental health challenges can be driven by a multitude of diverse triggers, this crisis among healthcare providers needs to be assessed on various organizational levels to develop
Studies are showing that Medicaid expansion - and its resulting increased access to primary care - could help alleviate emergency department crowding and ensure the department is able to focus on pati
Insurance companies are penalizing emergency department patients whose conditions ultimately don't turn out to be true emergencies - and evidence shows the algorithms using ICD codes to retrospectivel
A new study shows how firearm restrictions reduce the deaths of pregnant women and new mothers. The Health Policy Journal Club highlights what that can mean for emergency medicine.
The COVID-19 pandemic significantly lowered ED patient volumes, resulting in decreased hours for emergency physicians and a difficult job market. Could the current fee-for-service reimbursement model
Nonprofit hospitals netted $24.6 billion in tax exemptions in 2011; by 2017, these hospitals had accumulated higher net income than for-profit institutions. Their charity care, however, has not kept p
With patients and physicians becoming more familiar and dependent on the option of telehealth, it seems likely it will be here to stay in some form, even after the pandemic.