Payment Reform, Telehealth Expansion, State and Federal Policy Changes Recommended Ensuring access to high-quality primary care for all people in the United States will require reforming payment models, expanding telehealth services, and supporting integrated, team-based care, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. No federal agency … [Read more...]
About 46 million Americans can’t afford quality health care, according to Gallup
Quality health care is unaffordable for an estimated 46 million Americans, according to a new study from Gallup and health care research firm West Health. A web survey of 3,753 adults living in all 50 U.S. states conducted from Feb. 15-21 via the Gallup Panel, a research panel built to be representative of the entire U.S. population, indicated that an estimated 46 … [Read more...]
Is digital medicine a cure for the issues of health care cost, quality and access?
Health care policy proposals tend to aim at three major goals: improving quality of care, enhancing access to care and containing health care cost. Many experts believe progress toward one of these goals requires a tradeoff, with sacrifices for the other goals. For example, providing access to health care for more people may only be possible by either increasing health care cost or through cuts in … [Read more...]