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Impact of the Single Accreditation Agreement on GME Governance and the Physician Workforce

Cynthia S. Kelley, DO
J Osteopath Med; 114(7): 518-523

Guns and Older Adults: The Physician’s Role

Katherine Galluzzi, DO, and Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD, RN
J Osteopath Med; 118(12): 775-780

Implications of a National Health Insurance Marketplace

Eric E. Mast, DO
J Osteopath Med; 118(5): 289-292

Financing Reform for Long Term Services and Supports

Hallie Zwibel, DO
The most pressing problem elderly persons and their families face is the financing of long term services and supports (LTSS). Most elderly persons exclusively receive care from some 42 million family members, the majority of whom are women. With the average total assets of a retired family being only $64,000, and the anticipated growth in the number of elderly persons needing LTSS, the lack of affordable options for these vital services is a challenge. In this article, the author reviews the current financing model and stakeholders for long term care and offer guidance for osteopathic physicians toward a potential solution for LTSS.
J Osteopath Med; 117(7): 413-415

Value of the Continuing Certification Modules and Challenging the Status Quo

Amy Capoocia, DO
J Osteopath Med; 120(3): 128-132

Save Rural Health Care: Time for a Significant Paradigm Shift

Brandon Isaacs, DO
To remedy economic challenges facing rural hospitals, the Save Rural Hospitals Act/HR 2957 was proposed to Congress. However, the bill is not a sustainable solution for resolving economic challenges and the workforce shortage. This article examines current challenges rural hospitals face and offers potential solutions to improve the rural health care delivery model.
J Osteopath Med; 119(9): 551-555

PROSPER or Not? Potential Medical Education Financing Reforms and Impacts

Jesse R. Richards, DO; Caleb Scheckel, DO; and Jessica R. Newman, DO
In this health policy Commentary, the authors discuss the history of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program and legislative actions such as the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity Through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act, which pose a threat to it.
J Osteopath Med; 119(2): 72-74