• September 21, 2016Web First
  • US Safety-Net Hospitals' Readmission Rates

  • The study, comparing thirty-day readmission rates for 2013 and 2016, found more improvement by safety net than other hospitals, but recommended modifications to the penalty formula.
  • Kathleen Carey and Meng-Yun Lin
  • September 15, 2016Drugs And Medical Innovation
  • Thinking Through Pricing And Value

  • A post by Dana Goldman and coauthors and a response by Nicholas Timmins kick off a new Health Affairs Blog featured topic on drugs and medical innovation.
  • September 13, 2016Public Health
  • A Reprieve For Women

  • Barbra Streisand and Anthony Fauci discuss REPRIEVE, an NIH-funded clinical trial which prioritizes the analysis of sex differences in the onset, severity, and course of HIV and heart disease.
  • September 07, 2016Hospital Costs
  • How Some Hospitals Increase Profits

  • Ge Bai and Gerald Anderson have found that US hospitals are still using Chargemaster markups to maximize their revenues.
  • Tobacco Taxes

  • To curb smoking and raise revenue, governments impose taxes on tobacco products.September 19, 2016
  • Telehealth Parity Laws

  • Ongoing reforms are expanding the landscape of telehealth in the US health care system, but challenges remain.August 15, 2016
  • Growing Pains For ACA Insurers

  • In a WTOP-FM interview, editor-in-chief Alan Weil explains some of the financial lessons learned by health insurers in the first years of the Affordable Care Act.