Penn Today highlights a recent research article published in Medical Care co-authored by Research Associates Rachel M. Werner and Norma B. Coe which examines racial and ethnic disparities in Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions hospitalizations among Medicare Advantage enrollees overall and by star rating.
"Racial Differences in Access to Medicare Plans Have Health Consequences," Penn Today, January 4, 2023.
Park S, Werner RM, Coe NB. "Association of Medicare Advantage Star Ratings With Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Hospitalizations for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions" Medical Care 60(12):p 872-879, December 2022.
Norma B. Coe's (PSC/PARC Research Associate) most recent paper, published in Health Services Research, was featured in a Penn LDI blog post. The paper discusses how Medicare affects end-of-life care.
Norma B. Coe, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Rachel M. Werner (PSC/PARC Research Associates) were quoted in a recent LDI Blog post about the new Get Experience in Aging Research Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP). The program will support underrepresented undergraduate students who are interested in health and aging.
We are excited to share that the National Institute on Aging has funded a brand-new undergraduate research training program, GEAR UP. This joint venture between the Population Aging Research Center (PARC) and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (Penn LDI) will build on the successful and long-standing Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) Program, by providing exciting mentored research experiences to undergraduates for two consecutive summers, supplemented with programming throughout the academic year. The long-term goal of the program is to enhance the diversity of the research workforce in the demography and economics of aging, health, and healthcare. Learn more on the GEAR-UP Program page.
Rachel M. Werner and Norma B. Coe's (PSC/PARC Research Associates) latest Health Services Paper paper was featured in a Penn LDI Blog post. The paper is entitled "Racial and ethnic disparities in access to and enrollment in high-quality Medicare Advantage plans."
Norma B. Coe (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and Rachel Werner (PARC Research Associate) authored an LDI blog post entitled, "Family and Friends are the Invisible Workforce in Long-term Care," about their new research published in Health Affairs. These findings help to explain the stories of staffing shortages and burnout in nursing homes under COVID despite no apparent drop in staff hours, when visitor bans were one of the first policy responses to the outbreak. The bans essentially eliminated this invisible workforce, increasing the care demands on the staff, on top of the extra work of the COVID protocols and infections themselves.
New study published by Norma B. Coe (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and Rachel M. Werner in JAMA Network Open titled "Trends in Receipt of Help at Home After Hospital Discharge Among Older Adults in the US" was cited in a Penn LDI Blog post on the importance of needing expert help at home for older adults after their discharge from the hospital.
Norma B. Coe (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was featured in Penn Today and a Penn LDI Blog, in Medical Care, that examines Medicare Advantage plan enrollees.
New research published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society by Norma B. Coe (PSC/PARC Research Associate) and Scott D. Halpern (PARC Research Associate) titled "Evaluation and disposition of older adults presenting to the emergency department with abdominal pain" was cited in a Penn LDI Blog.
Rachel Werner (PARC Research Associate) and Norma Coe (PSC/PARC Research Associate) authored a new paper entitled, "Nursing Home Staffing Levels Did Not Change Significantly During COVID-19," published in Health Affairs. The study examines nurse staffing levels, workload, and self-reported stress levels during the pandemic. The study was featured in a recent installment of the LDI Health Policy$ense blog and cited in McKnights Long Term Care News.
Norma Coe (PARC Research Associate) and Rachel Werner (PSC/PARC Research Associate) co-authored an Op-ed published in Newsweek. Their piece recognizes and discusses the importance of including home care workers in Biden's infrastructure plan.
PSC/ PARC Associates Atul Gupta, Atheendar Venkatramani and Norma B.Coe publish new research in the Health Affairs Journal titled "Spending And Quality After Three Years Of Medicare’s Voluntary Bundled Payment For Joint Replacement Surgery" which was cited in a blog on the Penn LDI website.