Tag Archives: safety-net providers

Tucked Away In The Cures Act, A Better Option For Addressing Readmission Penalties For Safety-Net Providers

The Cures Act---in contrast to prior proposals, which argued for changes to the readmission measures---directly mitigates the impact of penalties on safety-net hospitals.

February 7, 2017

Medicaid Expansion: Driving Innovation In Behavioral Health Integration

The Medicaid expansion is playing a critical role in driving integration and improvement in behavioral health care. Two provider systems in Kentucky and Nevada illustrate some of the innovative approaches that improve the quality of behavioral health care at safety-net institutions.

July 5, 2016

Patients Are The New Partners In Reproductive Health Research

My overlapping identities as both a volunteer and a patient at a safety-net clinic in San Francisco taught me the impact of patient-centered care and increased my understanding of the issues we face as underserved women.

May 18, 2016

The Challenges Of Rewarding Value Over Volume Without Penalizing Safety-Net Hospitals

This month’s Narrative Matters essay tells the story of health care providers at a Chicago safety-net hospital and a 41-year homeless man who they refer to as Mr. G, while providing a window to some of the controversy surrounding paying safety-net providers for quality performance.

March 30, 2016

Quantifying Planned Parenthood’s Critical Role In Meeting The Need For Publicly Supported Contraceptive Care

As the debate surrounding Planned Parenthood builds, analysis from the Guttmacher Institute shows unequivocally that Planned Parenthood plays a major role in delivering publicly supported contraceptive services and supplies to women in need of such care.

September 8, 2015