In a YouGov/Huffington Post survey of registered voters’ priorities, healthcare topped all issues. That finding is borne out in polls across the board, with healthcare consistently among voters’ top-three most important issues.
The results of the upcoming national midterm elections will resonate far beyond 2018.
With mounting evidence demonstrating the influence of nonclinical and social factors on health outcomes and healthcare costs, social determinants of health (SDOH) have edged into the mainstream.
State Medicaid programs continue to balance serving eligible beneficiaries and controlling costs.
Over the past year, federal and state policy makers have advanced proposals that would permit people above Medicaid eligibility levels to “buy in” to Medicaid or would leverage the Medicaid program to offer more affordable and accessible coverage.
Healthcare is among the top three industries being targeted for Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) litigation.
Healthcare IT News reports that 65% of patients with primary care providers would be willing to see them through a telehealth visit—and 50 million Americans would switch their family practice providers to have access to video visits.
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States have long relied on supplemental payments to provide additional funding to hospitals and other providers. Though reliance on these payments varies, in some states they account for a fifth of total Medicaid expenditures.
There is a growing trend among states to develop more rigorous methods for overseeing and enforcing contract requirements with Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs).