Strategies in 4 Safety-Net Hospitals to Adapt to the ACA

Executive Summary
  1. Theresa Coughlin, Sharon Long, Edward Sheen, and Jennifer Tolbert, “How Five Leading Safety-Net Hospitals Are Preparing for the Challenges and Opportunities of Health Reform,” Health Affairs vol. 31, issue no. 8 (August 2012): 1690 – 1697, doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2012.0258.

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Introduction
  1. Theresa Coughlin, et al.  “How Five Leading Safety-Net Hospitals Are Preparing for the Challenges and Opportunities of Health Reform” (August 2012).

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Overview of Study Hospitals
  1. Authors tabulations based on the 2010 NAPH Characteristics Report and the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project [HCUP].

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  2. Authors’ tabulations based on the summary 2010 federal fiscal year Medicaid Statistical Information System data.  Figures cited represent the number of nonelderly enrolled in a comprehensive managed care plan as a percentage of the number of total nonelderly Medicaid enrollees in the given county.

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  3. U.S. News and World Report, Best Hospitals (2013) http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/nv/university-medical-center-6880071.

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  4. Urban Institute and Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured estimates based on the Census Bureau's March 2012 and 2013 Current Population Survey (CPS: Annual Social and Economic Supplements).

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Key Findings
  1. U.S. News and World Report, Best Hospitals (2013).

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