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Nearly one quarter of trauma patients are uninsured and hospitals recoup less than 20% of inpatient costs for their care. This study examines changes to hospital reimbursement for inpatient trauma care if the full coverage expansion provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were in effect.
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Name: The journal of trauma and acute care surgery
Uninsured trauma patients have worse outcomes and worse access to post-discharge care that is critically important for recovery after injury. Little is known regarding the impact of the insurance cove...
Trauma is a leading cause of death and disability for patients of all ages, many of whom are also among the most likely to be uninsured. Passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was i...
The ACA changed the landscape of insurance coverage, allowing young adults to remain on their parents' insurance until age 26y (Dependent Coverage Provision [DCP]) and states to optionally expand Medi...
To determine the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on professional fees and proportion of payer type for an orthopedic trauma service at a level-1 trauma center.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) with Medicaid expansion implemented in 2014, extended health insurance to >20-million previously uninsured individuals. However, it is unclear whether enhanced primary ca...
This innovative and timely study will measure the impact of Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansions on cancer screenings and preventive services. To assess this natural policy experi...
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) came into law in 2010. Originally, according to the Act, a state would lose its federal Medicaid funding if it did not expand its Med...
Early identification of trauma patients in need for Damage Control Resuscitation (DCR) has potential to be beneficial for general emergency units that are not expected to be ready for this...
This innovative study will measure the impact of Affordable Care Act-sponsored Medicaid expansions on access to and utilization of community health center (CHC) services. Building on our p...
The overall purpose of the study is to better understand how the investigators previously developed decision support (DS) tool can help people make decisions about health insurance plans a...
State-provided health insurance marketplaces established under the PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.
An Act prohibiting a health plan from establishing lifetime limits or annual limits on the dollar value of benefits for any participant or beneficiary after January 1, 2014. It permits a restricted annual limit for plan years beginning prior to January 1, 2014. It provides that a health plan shall not be prevented from placing annual or lifetime per-beneficiary limits on covered benefits. The Act sets up a new competitive health insurance market giving tens of millions of Americans the same choices of insurance that members of Congress will have. It aims to bring greater accountability to health care and to control cost of health insurance premiums.
A supplemental health insurance policy sold by private insurance companies and designed to pay for health care costs and services that are not paid for either by Medicare alone or by a combination of Medicare and existing private health insurance benefits. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)
Approach to improve the quality of care by selectively encouraging or discouraging the use of specific health care services, based on their potential benefit to patients' health, relative to their cost. One element is lowering beneficiary cost sharing or out-of-pocket spending to increase medication adherence.
Insurance designed to compensate persons who lose wages because of illness or injury; insurance providing periodic payments that partially replace lost wages, salary, or other income when the insured is unable to work because of illness, injury, or disease. Individual and group disability insurance are two types of such coverage. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p207)