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Spending Patterns in Training Impact Future Physician Practice

Spending Patterns in Training Impact Future Physician Practice

There was a significant annual, per-beneficiary spending difference for physicians trained in high- and low-cost HSAs.

Television Advertising During ACA Enrollment Decreased Uninsurance Rates

Television Advertising During ACA Enrollment Decreased Uninsurance Rates

Counties exposed to higher volumes of local insurance ads had a larger drop in uninsurance.

ACP Addresses Impact of Administrative Tasks on Physicians

ACP Addresses Impact of Administrative Tasks on Physicians

The American College of Physicians details policy recommendations to reduce administrative burden.

Primary Care Physicians Oppose Repeal of ACA, but Support Improvements

Primary Care Physicians Oppose Repeal of ACA, but Support Improvements

"We found that PCPs strongly endorse key elements of the ACA that enable individuals to obtain insurance coverage and that very few support repealing the law."

Economic Benefits for Prediabetic Patients with Lifestyle Modifications

Economic Benefits for Prediabetic Patients with Lifestyle Modifications

The three-year return on investments for the prevention program was estimated to be as high as 42%.

Increasing Support for Medicaid Put Republicans in a Bind

Increasing Support for Medicaid Put Republicans in a Bind

According to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll, two-thirds of Americans feel Medicaid should continue as is today.

ACA's Medicaid Expansion May Have Problems with Timely Care

ACA's Medicaid Expansion May Have Problems with Timely Care

Research shows the benefits, but there were also more problems with patients getting appointments.

Higher Physician Spending Not Linked with Better Patient Outcomes

Higher Physician Spending Not Linked with Better Patient Outcomes

There was no difference in patient outcomes when physicians order more -- or more pricey -- tests and treatments.

Republicans' Plan to Repeal the ACA Is Reckless, Says Former President Barack Obama

Republicans' Plan to Repeal the ACA Is Reckless, Says Former President Barack Obama

"Health-care reform isn't about a nameless, faceless 'system,'" the former president wrote. "It's about the millions of lives at stake."

Michigan Analysis Suggests Costs of Medicaid Expansion Outweighed by Economic Benefits

Michigan Analysis Suggests Costs of Medicaid Expansion Outweighed by Economic Benefits

However, the broad economic benefits of employment, increased personal income and increased state-tax revenues will cover the state's cost for expanded coverage.

Where There Is Medicaid Expansion, There Is Voter Support for ACA

Where There Is Medicaid Expansion, There Is Voter Support for ACA

States with Medicaid expansion have substantially improved access to care, affordability, chronic-disease management and self-reported health.

Republicans Introduce Affordable Care Act Replacement

Republicans Introduce Affordable Care Act Replacement

An initial Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act was formally introduced on Monday.

Cost Estimates Offered by Most Health Care Providers

Cost Estimates Offered by Most Health Care Providers

Although 75% of provider organizations can offer estimate, only 25% of patients request one.

Significant Economic Burden Caused by Skin Diseases

Significant Economic Burden Caused by Skin Diseases

In the United States, dermatological conditions cost $75 billion in 2013, researchers say.

Uninsurance Rates Reach 8.8% of Americans in 2016

Uninsurance Rates Reach 8.8% of Americans in 2016

In first nine months of 2016, 12.3% of adults aged 18 to 64 and 5% of children were uninsured.

Health Care Setting Influences Treatment for Carotid Artery Stenosis

Health Care Setting Influences Treatment for Carotid Artery Stenosis

The likelihood of undergoing a procedural management increased for treatment in a fee-for-service system.

PCMH Practices Have More Functions Available for Physicians

PCMH Practices Have More Functions Available for Physicians

Higher performance and availability of patient-centered medical home-related functions found at PCMH practices.

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