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Coupet E, Karp D, Wiebe DJ
Shift in U.S. payer responsibility for the acute care of violent injuries after the Affordable Care Act: Implications for prevention.
In this study, the investigators determined the total annual charges for the acute care of injuries from interpersonal violence and the shift in financial responsibility for these charges after the Medicaid expansion from the Affordable Care Act in 2014. After Medicaid expansion, taxpayers are now accountable for nearly half of the $10.7 billion in annual charges for the acute care of violent injury in the U.S. The investigators suggest that these findings highlight the benefit to state Medicaid programs of preventing interpersonal violence.
Citation: Coupet E, Karp D, Wiebe DJ . Shift in U.S. payer responsibility for the acute care of violent injuries after the Affordable Care Act: Implications for prevention. Am J Emerg Med 2018 Dec;36(12):2192-96. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2018.03.070..
Keywords: Domestic Violence, Emergency Department, Healthcare Costs, Policy, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Medicaid