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How Can Research Be More Useful And Used? Lessons From A Long-Running Grant-Making Program

Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO), an RWJF program, will soon be drawing to a close after many years. What has AcademyHealth, which has directed HCFO over the years, learned?

The FDA’s Controversial Duchenne Drug Approval And The Moral Impulse To Rescue

What can we learn from the Food and Drug Administration’s controversial approval of the first drug for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)?

October 25, 2016 | Drugs and Medical Innovation, Quality

Government Files Brief In House v. Burwell; ASPE Lays Out 2017 Plans And Premiums (Updated)

On October 24, HHS and Treasury filed their initial brief in their appeal of House v. Burwell in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. On the same date, opened for window shopping for 2017 plans and ASPE released a report on 2017 Marketplace health plan choice and premiums.

The Health Care Payment Learning And Action Network: Supporting Effective Action On Alternative Payment Models

Key LAN participants explain that its framework is a guide for aligning payment with higher-value approaches to care, not a one-size–fits-all march to capitated payment. The authors discuss commentary on the framework by Robert Berenson and colleagues and elaborate on the LAN’s goals and activities.

Making Marketplaces Work: California’s Ingredients For Success

California is one of the places where the ACA is working — and our lessons can be instructive as we move to the next phase of the building on, refining, and improving the Affordable Care Act.

The Off-Exchange Individual Market And Small Group Market: New HIX Compare Data

While much is known about products on the ACA Marketplaces, the off-exchange segment comprises roughly 40 percent of individual market enrollment. HIX Compare now includes complete information about ACA-compliant off-exchange products, as well as small group products, sold in 2016.

Social Science Insights To Advance A Culture Of Health

We are concerned that the culture of health initiative has left itself unnecessarily vulnerable to some perils because of how it defines culture. A better definition that acknowledges recent advances in the social sciences can provide a firmer conceptual and scientific foundation for building a...

Examining The HHS Projections For 2017 Marketplace Enrollment (Updated)

During the first half of 2016 (January 1 to June 30, 2016), 10.4 million individuals had effectuated marketplace enrollment—they had paid their premiums and had an active policy. ASPE projects that by the end of 2017 open enrollment, 13.8 million individuals will have selected a marketplace plan.

An Urgent Call For A National Surveillance System For Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities

We describe the scant data available on the quality of inpatient psychiatric care and propose policy mechanisms that have been adopted in other parts of the health care system to promote improved quality of inpatient psychiatric care, monitor harm, and inform the development of best practices.

Capping Enrollment To Save Minnesota’s Individual Market

Minnesota struck a deal with five health plans in the state’s individual market to prevent a market collapse. In June, BCBS announced that it was leaving the individual market with 103,000 individuals left to find a new plan November 1st. It was feared that other plans would quickly follow suit.