Mollye Demosthenidy is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Her academic interests center around Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act, and the intersection of law, politics, and healthcare policy. She teaches courses addressing health law and regulation, ethics, and health policy, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Prior to joining the faculty at Tulane, she practiced law at two New Orleans firms, focusing on regulatory and transactional issues faced by healthcare providers. She holds a JD and an MHA, both from Tulane University, and a BS from Louisiana State University.
Areas of Expertise (6)
Affordable Care Act
Tulane University: J.D.
Tulane University: M.H.A.
Louisana State University: B.S.
Media Appearances (4)
Community Health Clinics had concerns over the stalled GOP ACA legislation
Fox 8 online
"The Affordable Care Act provided some large pools of funding that went to community health centers and those were really important and remain important and community health centers often rely on patient funding to survive," said Mollye Demonsthenidy, a health policy expert in Tulane University's Department of Global Health Management and Policy.
Local lawyers file class action against opioid drug makers, others on behalf of NAS babies in LA.
FOX 8 online
Mollye Demosthenidy is a health policy expert in Tulane's School of Public Health. She has not taken a position on the lawsuits.
"I think you're seeing states, parishes, counties, local governments, everybody's trying to figure out a way to tackle the epidemic, right? And that means tackling the consequences of addiction as well as addressing the sources of addiction," Demosthenidy said.
2017’s States Most Affected by ACA Repeal
As promised, President Donald Trump on Jan. 20 issued an executive order to undo the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, as his first order of business. Republican senators wasted no time advancing the president’s agenda, either, using a powerful process known as budget reconciliation on Jan. 12 to begin rolling back large sections of the health law. Passage of the resolution followed in the U.S. House of Representatives two days later.
Health care policy expert weighs in on Cassidy plan to replace ACA
Fox 8 online
"Certainly, we've very concerned about 20-plus million Americans potentially losing insurance, that would be a real public health problem," said Mollye Demosthenidy, J.D., a clinical associate professor in Tulane University's School of Public Health.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' meaningful-use incentive program aims to promote the adoption and use of electronic health records (EHRs) throughout health care settings in the United States. However, psychiatric, long-term care, and rehabilitation hospitals are ineligible for these incentive payments. Using national data from the period 2009-13, we compared eligible and ineligible hospitals' rates of EHR adoption. All three types of ineligible hospitals had significantly lower rates of adoption than eligible hospitals did, yet both groups experienced similar growth rates. This growth has widened the gap in adoption of health information technology between eligible and ineligible hospitals, which could stymie efforts to lower costs and improve quality across the health care continuum. Future policies might target ineligible hospitals specifically, as the lag in EHR adoption among this group of providers might undermine the achievement of more coordinated and collaborative health care.