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Insurance, Medicare & Medicaid

Health care coverage, from private insurance to employer-provided health care to public programs like Medicare and Medicaid, can have various impacts on people’s use of health care and, ultimately, their health and well-being.

Blog Post       Study Finds New Cancer Therapies Improved Survival, But Increased Medicare Spending Substantially

Study Finds New Cancer Therapies Improved Survival, But Increased Medicare Spending Substantially

A new study published in HSR, an official journal of AcademyHealth, found that while the use of new cancer therapies did result in noteworthy improvements in lung cancer survival rates, Medicare spending increased substantially, raising concerns about the financial burden of these treatments.
Posted May 19, 2021 By Lauren Adams, M.A.
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New Issue Brief Examines Polysubstance Use Disorders in Four State Medicaid Programs

With funding from the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), AcademyHealth and collaborators conducted an analysis of four states participating in the Medicaid Outcomes Distributed Research Network (MODRN). This brief examines polysubstance use disorders in those state Medicaid programs, which have implications for Medicaid expenditures and the way states design delivery systems for this vulnerable population.
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Want a Distinguished Career in Improving Health Care? Learn from One of the Best: Stephen Shortell

AcademyHealth and the Association of University Programs in Health Administration congratulate friend, colleague, and long-time member Steve Shortell on his induction into Modern Healthcare’s Hall of Fame.
Blog Post       Report Reveals Successes and Gaps in Linking Data to Advance Maternal Health

Report Reveals Successes and Gaps in Linking Data to Advance Maternal Health

Informed by discussant interviews, this report highlights themes in successful state-based maternal health data linkage initiatives, gaps in implementing such initiatives, and the status of current data linkages to address maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity.