Browsing: Health Policy

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Mandatory Quarantines of Health Workers Responding to public fears regarding Ebola transmission, governors in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Illinois, Georgia, Florida, California, and Maine have
The Roll-Out of Health Insurance Exchanges: From Disaster to Success On October 1, 2013 U.S. health insurance exchanges opened to enrollees. Individuals were eligible to use the exchanges if they wer
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Lobbying with ACEP: Health Policy from LAC14 Each May, emergency physicians from across the country converge in Washington, D.C. at ACEP's Leadership and Advocacy Conference (LAC) to advocate for iss
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Creating Safe Harbors: Rethinking Tort Reform More than 75% of physicians will face a medical malpractice claim over the course of their career.1 This experience is often emotionally and financially
A True Dental Emergency Since the 1920s, 54 countries have had great success utilizing specialty-trained dental therapists to provide dental care in their communities. Non-traumatic dental pain (NTDP
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A Solution to the SGR: Value-Based Medicare Payments You have probably heard of the SGR, or Sustainable Growth Rate. It is a formula that was put in place in 1997 as part of the Balanced Budget Act t
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Developing the Physician Advocate While most of you will have graduated and moved into practice by the time all these changes take place, it is important to remain informed about the current challeng
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A Seat at the Table: Physicians as Policymakers Imagine a world where patients in need of emergent treatment were turned away because of their race, religious beliefs, or ability to pay. Believe it o