Two government budget practices that can have significant implications for lower levels of government are block grants and unfunded mandates.
Several provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) address the health care infrastructure and the continued viability of safety-net providers
A chronic condition or illness is one that is likely to last more than one year, requires ongoing medical attention, and can limit a person’s daily activit
The benefits of computerized data systems that facilitate access to personal health information are clear.
The U.S. health care system has serious quality problems.
Measuring performance is key to identifying problems in the health care system and thus to improving quality.
To ensure high-quality care and the most efficient use of resources, clinicians and patients need to have the best possible evidence about the effectivenes
In 2016, the U.S. spent $3.3 trillion on health care. That is about 17.9 percent of the nation’s economic output or gross domestic product (GDP).
Key transformations in the organization and delivery of care hold great promise not only for improvements in quality
Fraud and abuse are significant problems affecting costs in the health care system. They come in many forms.