Community health workers under Medicaid plans positively impact quality and access to care
Patrick Jones | Apr 1, 2022 | Michigan
A recent study from Michigan Medicine at the University of Michigan Health shows post-surgery opioid and non-opioid pain treatments have the same health outcomes, pain control, and patient satisfaction. The study said surgeons can provide pain relief without prescribing opioids and risking dangerous repercussions of long-term opioid abuse.
Intermountain Healthcare released a study last week on the clinical effectiveness of using telehealth for physical therapy (PT) after hip surgery. The study found that telehealth is just as clinically effective as in-person care and it costs less to administer. The study, which took place pre-COVID-19, split patients
A King County initiative that moved people out of homeless shelters and into hotel rooms earlier this year helped slow the transmission of coronavirus, according to early findings from a study of the intervention. The intervention also produced other benefits to the people who were relocated, say authors of the joint study
Public debate over the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has focused recently on recipients of private, individual (non-group) insurance whose health plans are being terminated and who fear they may need to pay more for new coverage. A recent report published by Families USA offers a new perspective on this issue: