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Are Medicare Cost Containment Strategies Working?

Trends in hospital inpatient stays (2005-2014) show they are. Between 2005 and 2014, the inflation-adjusted mean cost per inpatient stay increased by 12.7 percent, from $9,500 to $10,900. Inflation-adjusted cost per stay for patients covered by private insurance or Medicaid increased

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“Against Medical Advice” Discharges Flummox Doctors, Patients And Families

Patients, Families & Healthcare Professional At Odds “AMA discharges” — patients who leave the ER or hospital “against medical advice” —  have long been a source of consternation in the hospital, the ER and with families who’s loved one is not able

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Posted in Healthcare Advocacy, Hospital Care

Nursing Home Quality vs. Lower Healthcare Costs

Quality And Cost Concerns Collide With Efforts To Lower Overall Healthcare Costs Burden Will Fall On Families With Elderly Parents The efforts to contain the health cost curve is really about controlling the cost of post-acute care.  Half of post-acute Medicare

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Posted in Elder Care, Healthcare Advocacy, Healthcare Legislation

How Two Red States Faired So Differently Under Obamacare

Is it the law or its inconsistent application that’s killing the ACA? The failure or success of Obamacare in two red states has been linked to whether their officials fought or embraced the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to the

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Posted in Consumer News

Proof Obamacare Is Working

80 Million Adults Went Without Care in 2012 Due To Cost The Commonwealth Fund recently released an analysis of the health insurance market before and after the Affordable Care Act. Here are some key findings from the report: In 2012,

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