Tag Archives: Care

Even $10 increase in Medicaid payments helps erase disparities in care access, study says

Dive Brief: Financial incentives can influence who a physician decides to treat and their patients’ overall health, a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found. Even a slight uptick in Medicaid reimbursement can improve school attendance as well, driving down the rate of chronic absenteeism. The paper estimates that a $ 10 increase… Read More »

UHS partners with Vera on primary care

Dive Brief: Hospital chain Universal Health Services said it is partnering with Vera Whole Health to boost access to primary care services and ultimately improve health outcomes through a value-based arrangement, according to a statement announcing the deal.   UHS, based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, will also take a minority stake in the Seattle-based company. Vera… Read More »

Health Care in the US Should Be Affordable and Accessible – The Nation

A patient at Houston’s Ben Taub Hospital waits on a stretcher for space in the emergency room to open up. (Reuters / Jessica Rinaldi) EDITOR’S NOTE:& This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from TomDispatch. Thank you for signing up. For… Read More »