Community Health Centers Would Suffer under Federal Block Grants or Per-Capita Caps for Medicaid

Community health centers are an essential source of care for people in every state, including millions of those with Medicaid coverage. A new study estimates the magnitude of impacts on health centers if Congress were to pass proposals like those it recently considered to change how the federal government allocates money to state Medicaid programs: block grants and per-capita caps.

Graduates of For-Profit Nursing Schools Do Not Perform as Well on Nurse Licensure Test, Study Shows

Medical team including nurses Study raises questions about the for-profit nursing programs that have proliferated over the past decade.

Investigation into How State Laws Affect What Hospitals Allow Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to Do

nurse practitioners and physician assistants in action

New research that seeks to understand how hospital policies dictate what nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) are allowed to do reveals that there is enormous variations across hospitals, and that, contrary to what might be expected, this variation is not associated with state scope of practice laws for either profession. 

Research Predicting Effects of Block Grants on Medicaid Highlighted at AcademyHealth Meeting

Anne Markus is the senior author of the work being presented

New research presented at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting being held in Seattle this week predicts negative effects on health centers if proposed Medicaid financing changes of block grants or per capita caps are enacted.