Read more from our Senior Consultant, Jeremy Cantor, how factors outside the clinic walls such as educational opportunity and community environments play a more significant role in determining health outcomes than access to care and genetics.
High rates of avoidable Medicaid readmissions are a particular problem in safety net hospitals, which serve our nation’s most vulnerable, low-income populations. Hospital readmissions are frequent, costly, and can indicate poor quality of care. To date, most policies and best practice research have focused on reducing readmissions among the Medicare population, but recent studies indicate … Continue reading “Creating the tool is not enough: Implementing and evaluating the Hospital Guide to Reducing Medicaid Readmissions”
JSI expert staff offer five key observations regarding emerging safety-net Accountable Care Organizations and suggest broad policy implications.