• January 28, 2014Web First
  • Coverage Costs For Consumers In Medicaid Opt-Out States

  • A new study, estimating hypothetical medical costs for families with incomes near the poverty level in non-expansion Medicaid states, found that Medicaid could reduce by more than half these adults' family out-of-pocket spending.
  • Steven C. Hill
  • January 22, 2015Accountable Care
  • Early Evidence On Medicare ACOs

  • Mark McClellan and coauthors state that a Medicare ACO's benchmark explains only a small amount of the variation in performance, and many ACOs in lower-cost areas succeed.
  • January 22, 2015Medicare Shared Savings Program
  • Unpacking The MSSP Proposed Rule

  • Scott Heiser and coauthors report that Medicare ACOs in higher-spending areas were more likely to achieve shared savings, and offer policy ideas for the Medicare Shared Savings Program.
  • January 20, 2015Biomedical Innovation
  • Health Affairs February Issue Briefing

  • Join us for a briefing on the Health Affairs February thematic issue on biomedical innovation, on Thursday, February 5 at 9:00 AM at the W Hotel in Washington, DC.
  • The Two-Midnight Rule

  • Hospitals are paid differently for treating inpatients versus outpatients. With a new rule, CMS has tried to clarify when it is appropriate to admit someone as an inpatient.January 22, 2015
  • Reenrollment

  • During the second round of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act's insurance Marketplaces, insurers and policy makers have a new challenge: keeping last year's enrollees in the system.December 22, 2014