In the Media Tag: affordable care act

Persistent readmission rate penalties are counterproductive

A new study suggests hospitals that receive penalties for their 30-day Medicare readmission numbers often have a limited ability to solve the problem. The Affordable Care Act’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) has targeted providers with incentives meant to reduce the rate of avoidable readmissions, in a bid to reduce overall healthcare costs. While some… Read More

$5.2M study in Memphis will test texting, coaching to control diabetes

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A medical study of how text messaging and health coaching may help African Americans with uncontrolled diabetes will be launched in Memphis with a $5.2 million research award to a University of Tennessee Health Science Center researcher … Dr. Jim Bailey, director of the Center for Health System Improvement and professor of internal and preventive… Read More

Older Tobacco Users Pay More for Health Insurance under Affordable Care Act

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Additional authors are: Jeffrey M. Drope, PhD, of the American Cancer Society, and Ilana Graetz, PhD, Teresa M. Waters, PhD, and Cameron M. Kaplan, PhD of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Department of Preventive Medicine.