Research Corner

How Medicaid Home Care Helps Caregivers Too

Atheendar Venkataramani writes about a pair of studies showing how investment in Medicaid home and community based services benefits caregivers.

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Forms and Phone Calls and Faxes, Oh My! Measuring Patients’ Admin Burden

Ishani Ganguli on new research showing administrative burdens can be as a big a barrier to patient care as high costs.

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Which Comes First: Economic Decline or Hospital Closure?

Maria Polyakova looks at research showing that rural hospital closures may not have as dire economic impacts on their communities as often believed.

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In Memoriam: Remembering David Jones

Sayeh Nikpay, Sarah Gollust and Dori Cross remember David Jones, a Boston University School of Public Health professor who died tragically on September 11, 2021.

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Finally, A Randomized Trial of Mask Wearing

Paul Shafer on the results of a massive randomized trial of masks’ impact on the spread of COVID-19.

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Docs Don’t Want to Fight With Medicaid to Get Paid

Hannah Neprash on new research showing the impact of insurance claim denials on doctors’ willingness to see Medicaid patients.

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What Happens When Price Transparency Meets Childbirth?

Jamie Daw looks at new research showing the uptake of a hospital price transparency tool for childbirth and its associations with cost of care.

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Private Equity’s Impact on Nursing Home Quality

Rachel Werner on new research exploring how nursing homes with private equity investment compared to other nursing homes on cost, outcomes and staffing.

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America’s Medical Debt Problem

Engy Ziedan breaks down new research on the high levels of medical debt in the U.S. and the relationship between debt and Medicaid expansion.

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What Happens When Urgent Care Comes to Town?

Bapu Jena digs into research looking at what happens to Medicare spending when urgent care centers enter a market.

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