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Medical Marijuana Laws May Be Associated With A Decline In The Number Of Prescriptions For Medicaid Enrollees [Web First]

In the past twenty years, twenty-eight states and the District of Columbia have passed some form of medical marijuana law. Using quarterly data on all fee-for-service Medicaid prescriptions in the period 2007–14, we tested the association be

19 April 2017 | 7:30 pm

States With Prescription Drug Monitoring Mandates Saw A Reduction In Opioids Prescribed To Medicaid Enrollees [Opioid Prescriptions]

Prescription drug monitoring programs are promising tools to use in addressing the prescription opioid epidemic, yet prescribers’ participation in these state-run programs remained low as of 2014. Statutory mandates for prescribers to regist

3 April 2017 | 7:00 pm

The Medicare Access And CHIP Reauthorization Act: Effects On Medicare Payment Policy And Spending [Effects Of MACRA]

In 2015, Congress repealed the Sustainable Growth Rate formula for Medicare physician payment, eliminating mandatory payment cuts when spending exceeded what was budgeted. In its place, Congress enacted the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization

3 April 2017 | 7:00 pm

Designing A Health System That Works For The Tribe [Entry Point]

After a crisis at its Indian Health Service hospital, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe imagines a health system that finally meets its needs.

3 April 2017 | 7:00 pm