Safety-net hospitals remain vital resource for minority patients following health reform

Posted by on June 17, 2016 3:35 pm
Categories: health

The proportion of discharges among minority patients receiving inpatient care at minority-serving hospitals in Massachusetts increased after the implementation of health insurance reform measures which expanded access to care in non-safety net hospitals. This research suggests that minority-serving hospitals remain an important and vital component of the health care system and may benefit greatly from interventions such as raising Medicaid reimbursement rates.

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