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California Must Quickly Implement Policies for Tracking and Controlling Health Care Costs and Price Increases
To protect Californians from rising health care costs, the state needs to strengthen price transparency and price competition, according to Melnick.
Preparing For The Next COVID-19 Crisis: A Strategy To Save Safety-Net Hospitals
The authors warn against impending waves of morbidity from hospital closures and propose a comprehensive plan to protect vulnerable safety-net facilities.
Global Budgets Offer Financial Cushion Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic
Maryland’s unique payment system has helped bolster healthcare providers in the state. As revenue from elective care dried up, global budgets helped protect facilities by providing a continuous flow of funding.
Regulating Out-Of-Network Hospital Emergency Prices: Problem And Potential Benchmarks
Melnick focuses on the need and options to regulate hospital out-of-network emergency prices. Using data from California, he analyzes potential benchmarks for setting these prices.
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Hospitals and healthcare systems are under increasing pressure to improve outcomes while reducing costs. This comes as they are also grappling with policy changes, new technologies, and an aging population. Schaeffer Center researchers are analyzing these effects and what they mean for healthcare and health outcomes overall.