Healthcare Journalism

Kerry Dooley Young is a freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C. She particularly enjoys writing simply on complex topics such as Medicare payment. Most of her reporting on healthcare and the federal budget has appeared behind paywalls Here are some examples of stories that are available online.

CMS Simplifies Quality Reporting System With New Website. Jan. 4, 2018. Medscape Medical News

CMS Adds Alternative Medicare Bundled-Pay Model for Physicians. Jan. 10, 2018. Medscape Medical News.

Lawmaker Anticipates Delivery of Drug-Price Report Within Weeks. Aug. 12, 2016. CQ HealthBeat story made available via The Commonwealth Fund

Lawmaker Eyes Lame Duck for Addressing Readmission Penalties. Aug. 10. CQ HealthBeat story made available via The Commonwealth Fund

CMS Faces Continued Pushback on Judging Care of Poor Patients. Aug. 8, 2016. CQ HealthBeat story made available via the Commonwealth Fund

Medicare May Soften Impact of Doctor Pay Rule on Small Practices, May 20. CQ HealthBeat story made available via The Commonwealth Fund

Lines Sharpen in Battle over Medicare Part B Drug Pricing Model, May 10, 2016. CQ.com story made available via the Commonwealth Fund

Doctors’ Groups Spar Over Proposed Medicare Part B Drug Model, May 9, 2016. CQ HealthBeat story made available via The Commonwealth Fund. 

Durbin Seeks Tool for Medicare Drug-Price Bargaining, April 25, 2016. CQ HealthBeat story made available via The Commonwealth Fund