Applicants Flock to New Health Policy PhD Program

The program is the first focused solely on health policy at the only school of public health in Washington, DC.

Encouraging Results from Evaluation of Camden Model Targeting Super Utilizers

healthcare provider and patient sitting at a table talking Study by Mathematica Policy Research points to the potential of Camden model, which relies on a team of nurses, community health workers, social workers and others to support high cost patients in better engaging in their care.

Evidence That Legal Reforms Which Reduce Malpractice Risk Decrease Defensive Medicine

Malpractice reforms are linked to lowered use of invasive coronary angiography

One of the first studies to investigate how medical malpractice reforms such as damage caps affect specific clinical decisions provides strong evidence that caps have inspired physicians to reduce utilizing an expensive and invasive cardiology test.

How Pay for Success May Work with Medicaid to Promote Public Health

New research provides insights into how the innovative “Pay for Success” (PFS) financing model could be used in interventions aimed at Medicaid populations. The analysis, one of the first investigations into the potential of PFS for Medicaid recipients, suggests that the approach could help fund the implementation of evidence-based childhood asthma interventions that help avoid emergency department visits—if legal and regulatory barriers can be overcome.