Tag Archives: Access

Most providers not fully compliant with HIPAA access requirements, research shows

Dive Brief: More than half of providers sampled in a recent study failed to comply with the HIPAA right of access, according to research published Wednesday on medRxiv, a free online archive for unpublished health-related manuscripts. The study has not been peer-reviewed. The most common problem was providers not sending health records via email when… Read More »

Even $10 increase in Medicaid payments helps erase disparities in care access, study says

Dive Brief: Financial incentives can influence who a physician decides to treat and their patients’ overall health, a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found. Even a slight uptick in Medicaid reimbursement can improve school attendance as well, driving down the rate of chronic absenteeism. The paper estimates that a $ 10 increase… Read More »

For Black Men With Prostate Cancer, Equal Access Means Equal Outcomes

Equal access to care and standardized treatment result in similar outcomes among white and Black men with prostate cancer, suggest new findings published in JAMA Oncology, reports Healio. Black men are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, especially more aggressive forms, and more likely to die of the disease than white men. But… Read More »