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The Essential Scan: Top Findings in Health Policy Research | Edition 39

What’s the latest in health policy research? The Essential Scan, produced by the Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, aims to help keep you informed on the latest research and what it means for policymakers. (more…)

The Case for Reforming Competitive Bidding in Medicare Advantage

Experts propose to reforming the way that fixed monthly payments to MA plans are determined, replacing the current, overly complex structure with one that would enhance competition, simplify beneficiary choice through standardization, and save an estimated $10 billion annually. (more…)

The Essential Scan: Top Findings in Health Policy Research | Edition 38

What’s the latest in health policy research? The Essential Scan, produced by the Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, aims to help keep you informed on the latest research and what it means for policymakers.  (more…)

Controlling Tuberculosis in Cambodia: Solutions from Listening to Patient and Community Views

Strengthening of primary (horizontal) health services for TB diagnosis and treatment in Cambodia are essential to improve perceptions and trust in the wider health system and to enhance tuberculosis control.

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The Essential Scan: Top Findings in Health Policy Research | Edition 37

What’s the latest in health policy research? The Essential Scan, produced by the Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, aims to help keep you informed on the latest research and what it means for policymakers.  (more…)

The Essential Scan: Top Findings in Health Policy Research | Edition 36

What’s the latest in health policy research? The Essential Scan, produced by the Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, aims to help keep you informed on the latest research and what it means for policymakers.  (more…)

Health Systems, Technology and Combating Stigma in The Fight Against Tuberculosis

An NGO’s approach to addressing the challenge of TB in India and Cambodia.

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Before We Reward, We Must Measure: Tracking Population Health Management by US Hospitals

For the amount of money the United States spends on healthcare—the largest percentage of GDP of any nation—the return on investment is not very good. To make our healthcare expenditure more cost-effective, we must reward hospitals that effectively manage population health. But, before we can reward, we must measure.  (more…)

The Essential Scan: Top Findings in Health Policy Research | Edition 35

What’s the latest in health policy research? The Essential Scan, produced by the Schaeffer Initiative for Innovation in Health Policy, aims to help keep you informed on the latest research and what it means for policymakers.  (more…)

Despair Apparent

For many white Americans without a college education, avenues of opportunity that once were available to them have been blocked off. Now, as a reaction to poor health, dead-end jobs, failing families, and crumbling institutions, evidence shows this vulnerable population is giving up on their lives in astonishing numbers. (more…)

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