In the struggle to help people with mental illness cope with their affliction, a powerful long term tool has been overlooked: school. Seth Seabury and Thomas Insel write on the importance of education in expanding opportunities for patients with serious mental illness.
Schaeffer researcher Glenn Melnick writes that we need legislation that reduces hospitals’ emergency room leverage by capping out-of-network emergency room charges and to rein in the growing economic power of large healthcare enterprises in California. (more…)
If the 2018 guidance is in fact a legislative, rather than interpretative, rule, then the agencies’ attempt to adopt it without notice and comment is impermissible, and that may have significant implications for future litigation. (more…)
Neeraj Sood, Vivek Shah, and Rebecca Li used Community Health Needs Assessments produced by a representative sample of California Hospitals in 2016 to understand how well California nonprofit hospitals were doing in preparing quality CHNAs. (more…)
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…)