New Medicaid Enrollees Sicker, Increasing ED Use

October 2014
hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Oct2014, Vol. 68 Issue 10, p13
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The article discusses the results of the national study of the expansion of Medicaid, published by the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) in September 2014, that determined Medicaid enrollees added were both sicker and increased their use of hospital emergency departments (ED). Findings discussed include increase in Medicaid patients share and decline in self-pay patients share in states that expanded Medicaid, and increased use of ED.


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