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Medicaid Highlighted in Latest Health Affairs

The journal Health Affairs has dedicated its July 2015 edition to “Medicaid’s Evolving Delivery Systems.”

health affairsThe edition includes the following articles about different aspects of Medicaid:

  • “Medicaid’s Growing Role in Care Delivery”
  • Once a Welfare Add-On, Medicaid Takes Charge in Reinventing Care”
  • “Medicaid at 50: Remarkable Growth Fueled by Unexpected Politics”
  • “Medicaid Moving Forward”
  • “Community Health Centers and Medicaid at 50: An Enduring Relationship Essential for Health System Transformation”
  • “Many Medicaid Beneficiaries Receive Care Consistent With Attributes of Patient-Centered Medical Homes”
  • “MetroHealth Care Plus: Effects of a Prepared Safety Net on Quality of Care in a Medicaid Expansion Population”
  • “Lessons From Medicaid’s Divergent Paths on Mental Health and Addiction Services”
  • “The Supreme Court Ruling That Blocked Providers From Seeking Higher Medicaid Payments Also Undercut the Entire Program”
  • “An Examination of Medicaid Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Initiatives Under Way in Six States”
  • “Early Medicaid Expansion in Connecticut Stemmed the Growth in Hospital Uncompensated Care”
  • “Reducing Medicaid Churning: Extending Eligibility for Twelve Months or to End of Calendar Year is Most Effective”

Medicaid is, of course, among non-profit urban safety-net hospitals’ most important payers.

Find the July edition of Health Affairs here.

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