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Best Article, volume 41
We are proud to select Eric Kirby's "Patient Centered Care and Turnover in Hospice Care Organizations" as the best article published in JHHSA, volume 41. His paper is attached here; we hope that you enjoy it. Congratulations Eric!
A Symposium on Rural Health and Health Policy
Policy and program solutions to rural health necessitate interdisciplinary and multi-pronged approach and proposals from a variety of fields and specializations are strongly encouraged. These may include those that focus on rural health, health disparities, public health, health care policy and administration, clinical health care practice, social work, and others. A 500-word proposal should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 15, 2019.
Proposals should include information on the purpose or aim of the article, a discussion of the methods or approach used, and a discussion of the fit with the symposium topic. Please also include author name(s), affiliation(s), and full contact information. See the attached for full details.
Call for Papers: Symposium in honor of Dr. Felice D. Perlmutter
Dr. Felice D. Perlmutter was at the vanguard of that interdisciplinary conversation, and her contributions to our understanding of human services practice are both significant and impactful. The purpose of this symposium is to honor this outstanding work by publishing conceptual or empirical research that synthesizes, extends, or applies Dr. Perlmutterâ€™s work. Please see the attached for full details.
Administrative Burdens in Health Policy
PAMELA HERD and DONALD MOYNIHAN
JHHSA, Vol. 43 No. 1,
The US healthcare system is enormously complex, begetting a seemingly endless array of bureaucratic obstacles that make it both costly and difficult to navigate for users. We apply the administrative burden framework to three particular aspects of health policy: the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicaid, and Medicare. The applications are more illustrative than definitive, intended to demonstrate that administrative burdens play a key and underappreciated role in how policies are implemented, sometimes deliberately so. The following claims arise from our framework. First, burdens are consequential – they make a difference in our lives, most obviously in terms of access to healthcare. Second, administrative burdens are distributive: some groups, like the poor, are more burdened than others. Third, burdens are a function of political and administrative choices, constructed via processes of both policy design and implementation.