Health Affairs

Waiving Medicare's 3-day rule lessens hospital stay

For nearly 50 years Medicare has required patients to endure at least a three-day stint in the hospital before they become eligible for coverage of skilled nursing care afterward. A new study, however, finds that the main ...

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Cutting health care costs isn't easy

Convincing the nation's most vulnerable citizens to avoid costly emergency department visits is proving harder than expected. A new study from the University of Iowa found improving access to affordable primary care reduced ...

Jul 07, 2015
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Medicaid: No longer the welfare medicine afterthought

July 30, 2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of Medicaid. Signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the program transformed the lives of millions of Americans who previously were unable to afford healthcare coverage. In ...

Jul 07, 2015
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