Tag: Medicaid

Audio-Only Prenatal Care Not Tied to Worse Perinatal Outcomes

(Reuters Health) – Pregnant patients who were given the opportunity to have some of their prenatal appointments virtually, as audio-only visits, during the pandemic attended more of them than patients offered only in-person visits the prior year, a new study finds. Moreover, the analysis of data from more than 12,000 patients revealed no negative impact

Medicaid expansion not enough for diabetes patients: Study

A study led by researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) claims that Medicaid expansion is not enough to improve the health care for patients with diabetes. According to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the Medicaid expansion which has insured improved healthcare facilities to millions of patients

Medicaid Expansion Tied to Better Kidney Disease Survival

TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 — There were significant improvements in one-year survival among patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) initiating dialysis following Medicaid expansion with the Affordable Care Act, according to a study published online Oct. 25 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Shailender Swaminathan, Ph.D., from the Brown University School of Public

Benefit cuts announced following Medicaid ruling

Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration is cutting dental and vision coverage for nearly a half-million Kentuckians after his Medicaid overhaul plan was rejected in court. The state Cabinet for Health and Family Services calls the cuts an “unfortunate consequence” of Friday’s ruling by a federal judge who said Kentucky can’t require poor people to get jobs

Primary care providers say Michigan’s Medicaid expansion helped patients’ health and work

Extending medical insurance to low-income Michigan residents meant they had better access to health care, earlier detection of serious illnesses, better care for existing health problems and improved ability to work, attend school and live independently, according to a newly published survey of primary care providers. Published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine by

Medicaid expansion has no negative effect on cardiovascular procedural outcomes: study

Michigan’s Medicaid expansion was associated with more people receiving procedures for coronary artery disease without a negative effect on patient outcomes. That’s according to a recent research letter in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. “Relative to the 24 months prior to the April 2014 expansion, patients having coronary revascularization procedures within 24