The Daily Briefing team put together a chart to help you understand several key provisions and effects of the Affordable Care Act, House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA), and newly released Senate health care bill discussion draft.
Health care provider and public health groups on Thursday almost unanimously criticized the Senate's draft health reform bill, saying the proposed Medicaid changes would result in larger cuts than the House-approved American Health Care Act.
Christiana Care Health System cut its Medicare 90-day readmission rate by 30 percent by integrating information technology into its patient discharge process, Andis Robeznieks writes for Hospitals & Health Networks.
While people die from a variety of causes, the hours immediately preceding "death are similar across the vast majority of human afflictions," Sara Manning Peskin, a neurology resident at the University of Pennsylvania, writes for New York Times' "Well."
Researchers say hospitals in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act "have experienced shifts in payer mix from uninsured to Medicaid, leading to reductions in hospital uncompensated care and improved financial positions."