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Medicare Advantage 101

By Chris Freyder Medicare is the federal health insurance program started in 1965 that is provided for individuals who meet certain criteria. Those who are over the age of [...]

2019-12-20T16:38:53-05:00

Opioid Epidemic, Part 1: The Prevalence of Opioid Use Disorder and Impact of Distressed Communities

By: Zach Bredl and Cody Elias

The Growing Opioid Epidemic
The opioid epidemic is a serious public health crisis that is affecting the nation’s social and economic welfare. In 2017, opioids were responsible for about 130 deaths per day, more than 47,000 yearly. Opioid prescribing rates are three times higher than they were in 1999 while opioid overdoses are an astounding five times higher. How did this happen? [...]

2019-12-05T10:22:54-05:00

Rethinking Referrals to Post-Acute Care

By Ivy Xiwen Deng Data Visualization by Sanat Malhotra

In the wake of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), hospitals have drawn attention from policymakers as key partners in reducing the overall cost of care. Consequently, the effort has led to an enhanced focus on preventing readmissions and reducing unnecessary care. The ACA implemented several policy measures to hold hospitals accountable for what happens to patients post-discharge. [...]

2019-12-05T10:35:09-05:00
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