Research Priorities for Section 1115 Demonstrations

Research Priorities for Section 1115 Demonstrations

AcademyHealth hosted an expert meeting to explore research priorities related to the evaluation of Section 1115 Medicaid demonstrations and Section 1332 state innovation waivers on October 17, 2017 in Washington, D.C. This brief includes highlights from the Section 1115 demonstrations discussions.

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In October 2017, AcademyHealth hosted an expert meeting explore research priorities related to the evaluation of Section 1115 Medicaid demonstrations and Section 1332 state innovation waivers.

This brief summarizes key findings from the meeting related to the evaluation of Section 1115 demonstrations. The brief provides an overview of the federal policy framework governing Section 1115 Medicaid demonstrations innovation waiver program and reviews key points of the meeting discussion regarding evaluation of experiments conducted under this special federal demonstration authority. It includes insights around Section 1115 demonstrations' role in Medicaid's future, an overview of what policies and strategies are being tested through 1115 demonstrations, lessons from current section 1115 coverage expansion demonstration evaluations, and evaluations' data and methodological challenges. It concludes with recommendations by participants to ensure evaluations of these demonstrations produce robust results and create usable knowledge.

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Sara Rosenbaum
Presenter

Sara Rosenbaum, J.D.

Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy - George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health

Sara Rosenbaum, J.D. is the Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy and Founding Chair of the... Read Bio

Researcher

Genevieve Kenney

Senior Fellow and Vice President - Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute

Genevieve Kenney is a senior fellow and vice president of the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute. Read Bio