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Trends in Hospital Inpatient Stays by Age and Payer, 2000-2015

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

https://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb235-Inpatient-Stays-Age-Payer-Trends.pdf

Presents data on hospital inpatient stays in a recent 15 year period by age group and primary payer.  During the latter part of this period, Medicaid was the top primary payer for those under 18.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Access and Utilization by Medicaid Expansion Status for Low-Income Adults Aged 19-64: Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2016

Categories: Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/health_insurance/Access_Utilization_Medicaid_Expansion_Low_Income_2016.pdf

Provides four tables with information about access to health care and use of health care services by adults at the federal poverty level and by states’ Medicaid Expansion Status.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Governor McAuliffe and Governor-Elect Ralph Northam Propose Joint Legislative Priorities

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Environment,Guns,Headlines,Health Insurance,Medicare/Medicaid,Virginia Issues

http://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/newsarticle?articleId=22095

Press release which outlines major priorities for the current and future Democratic leaders including expansion of Medicaid, universal background checks for gun purchases, reform of the absentee voting process, joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, and preventing the personal use of campaign contributions.  From the Office of the Governor

 

Issues and Challenges in Measuring and Improving the Quality of Health Care

Categories: Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/workingpaper/53387-workingpaper.pdf

Provides an overview of the current state of quality measurement in health care delivery—mainly public reporting programs and pay-for-performance incentives—and illustrates the key issues and challenges that arise in measuring and improving the quality of providers.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Effects of Medicare Advantage Enrollment on Beneficiary Risk Scores: Working Paper 2017-08

Categories: Elderly,Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Medicare/Medicaid

https://www.cbo.gov/publication/53270

Explores differences in the methods used to determine federal payments for Medicare Advantage versus Fee for Service patients and why the former are assigned higher risk scores leading to higher government payments.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Prescription Opioids: Medicare Needs to Expand Oversight Efforts to Reduce the Risk of Harm

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Elderly,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/687629.pdf

Examines federal oversight of Medicare beneficiaries who receive opioid prescriptions under Part D and oversight of providers who prescribe opioids.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Long-Term Trends in Health Insurance Coverage

Categories: Health Insurance,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/health_insurance/TrendHealthInsurance1968_2016.pdf

Shows trends in health insurance coverage from 1968 to 2016 including number and percentage of people with coverage, type of coverage, and those uninsured.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Characteristics of Homeless Individuals Using Emergency Department Services in 2014

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Housing/Homelessness,Medicare/Medicaid,Mental Health

https://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb229-Homeless-ED-Visits-2014.pdf

Presents patient characteristics, insurance coverage or noncoverage, and a clinical profile of emergency department visits by homeless individuals in eight states.  Also describes the leading conditions suffered by homeless individuals who are admitted or treated-and-released.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

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