This study describes national trends in mortality for all Medicare beneficiaries and trends in hospitalizations and expenditures in the Medicare fee-for-service population from 1999 through 2013.
This analysis estimates national changes in self-reported coverage, access to care, and health during the ACA’s first 2 open enrollment periods and assesses differences between low-income adults in states that expanded Medicaid and in states that did not expand Medicaid.
This study uses CMS Hospital Compare data to characterize hospitals penalized financially for preventable adverse events and investigates associations between financial penalties and quality scores.
This study analyzed expenditures for outpatient pharmacy products used by publicly insured children with serious chronic illness during 3 years.
In this Special Communication, Kaiser Family Foundation CEO Drew Altman and Senator William Frist review the history and roles of Medicare and Medicaid in the US health system and discuss the program’s future.
This Viewpoint discusses King v Burwell and provides insight about future prospects for universal health coverage in the United States.
This Viewpoint discusses 4 key changes that could improve the Affordable Care Act and create broad support across the states.
In this Viewpoint, Cutler proposes how policies to reduce medical spending and administrative costs and ease malpractice liability can serve as follow-ups to the reforms of the Affordable Care Act.
This Viewpoint discusses possible near-term and mid-term refinements to the Affordable Care Act that might improve the legislation.
This Viewpoint describes the status of existing Medicare alternative payment models, which are designed to curb health spending, and assesses the viability of these models.
This Viewpoint describes how Medicaid is evolving and how it will continue to change as states debate expansion and as delivery and payment processes are reformed.
This Viewpoint describes the strategies Medicaid can use to maximize the value of its resources as it continues to protect and improve the health of the country’s most vulnerable populations.
This Viewpoint discusses potential benefits to revising the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.
This Viewpoint discusses opportunities and challenges related to state-led reform of health care payment and delivery.
This From The JAMA Network article discusses a JAMA Internal Medicine study comparing β-lactam alone with a combination of a β-lactam and macrolide for patients hospitalized with moderately severe community-acquired pneumonia.
This JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis article summarizes the evidence for physical activity and dietary recommendations in people with cardiovascular risk factors.
A 56-year-old man with longstanding human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection presented with new-onset fatigue and malaise, fever, and a macular rash involving the palms and soles. What is the diagnosis?
In this Medical News & Perspectives interview, former CMS administrator Donald M. Berwick discusses recent changes and innovations in Medicare and Medicaid while considering the 50th anniversary of the law that created them.