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Articles by Jared Rhoads, Darcy N. Bryan, MD, Robert Graboyes

Improving Healthcare Access in the States after COVID-19

July 15, 2020

The speed and scope of COVID-19 took the United States by surprise. No state was adequately prepared to handle the pandemic, and no federal agencies had enough knowledge to offer sufficient guidance. As the country continues to cope with the crisis, the extent to which regulatory restrictions on healthcare access have hindered, and continue to hinder, states’ ability to respond is increasingly obvious. Both patients with COVID-19 and patients with other health problems have suffered from restrictions on access to medical professionals and services—restrictions imposed long before the crisis hit. Now is the time to review these problematic restrictions and take action so that the states will be better prepared if and when a future crisis occurs. Implementing reforms will benefit patients

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District of Columbia COVID-19 Health Policy Recommendations: Increasing Access to Care in the States

March 23, 2020

Score: 3.34 (US mean: 3.27, median: 3.26), Rank: 23
The Healthcare Openness and Access Project (HOAP) measures the extent to which states leave patients, providers, and businesses free to seek or provide healthcare as they deem best. Each state is evaluated on 41 different indicators, receiving a score of 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest) for each indicator. These 41 indicators are grouped into 5 categories. A state’s category score is the average of all the indicators in that category. A state’s overall score is the average of the five category scores. Finally, the states are ranked by their overall scores.
The HOAP index ranks the District of Columbia near the middle of the 51 jurisdictions analyzed. Some of the state’s highest scores are in the Patient Regulation category and the Professional

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Wyoming COVID-19 Health Policy Recommendations: Increasing Access to Care in the States

March 23, 2020

Score: 3.50 (US mean: 3.27, median: 3.26), Rank: 13
The Healthcare Openness and Access Project (HOAP) measures the extent to which states leave patients, providers, and businesses free to seek or provide healthcare as they deem best. Each state is evaluated on 41 different indicators, receiving a score of 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest) for each indicator. These 41 indicators are grouped into 5 categories. A state’s category score is the average of all the indicators in that category. A state’s overall score is the average of the five category scores. Finally, the states are ranked by their overall scores.
The HOAP index ranks Wyoming near the top of the 51 jurisdictions analyzed. Some of the state’s highest scores are in the Payment Regulation category and the Institutional Regulation category,

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Wisconsin COVID-19 Health Policy Recommendations: Increasing Access to Care in the States

March 23, 2020

Score: 3.57 (US mean: 3.27, median: 3.26), Rank: 10
The Healthcare Openness and Access Project (HOAP) measures the extent to which states leave patients, providers, and businesses free to seek or provide healthcare as they deem best. Each state is evaluated on 41 different indicators, receiving a score of 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest) for each indicator. These 41 indicators are grouped into 5 categories. A state’s category score is the average of all the indicators in that category. A state’s overall score is the average of the five category scores. Finally, the states are ranked by their overall scores.
The HOAP index ranks Wisconsin near the top of the 51 jurisdictions analyzed. Some of the state’s highest scores are in the Institutional Regulation category and the Professional Regulation

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West Virginia COVID-19 Health Policy Recommendations: Increasing Access to Care in the States

March 23, 2020

Score: 3.12 (US mean: 3.27, median: 3.26), Rank: 38
The Healthcare Openness and Access Project (HOAP) measures the extent to which states leave patients, providers, and businesses free to seek or provide healthcare as they deem best. Each state is evaluated on 41 different indicators, receiving a score of 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest) for each indicator. These 41 indicators are grouped into 5 categories. A state’s category score is the average of all the indicators in that category. A state’s overall score is the average of the five category scores. Finally, the states are ranked by their overall scores.
The HOAP index ranks West Virginia near the bottom of the 51 jurisdictions analyzed. Some of the state’s highest scores are in the Professional Regulation category and the Patient Regulation

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Washington COVID-19 Health Policy Recommendations: Increasing Access to Care in the States

March 23, 2020

Score: 3.22 (US mean: 3.27, median: 3.26), Rank: 28
The Healthcare Openness and Access Project (HOAP) measures the extent to which states leave patients, providers, and businesses free to seek or provide healthcare as they deem best. Each state is evaluated on 41 different indicators, receiving a score of 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest) for each indicator. These 41 indicators are grouped into 5 categories. A state’s category score is the average of all the indicators in that category. A state’s overall score is the average of the five category scores. Finally, the states are ranked by their overall scores.
The HOAP index ranks Washington near the middle of the 51 jurisdictions analyzed. Some of the state’s highest scores are in the Delivery Regulation category and the Patient Regulation

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