AcademyHealth organizational members heard from top clinical leaders in state Medicaid programs about the challenges they face after Dobbs.
Medicaid expansion increased total physician visits but failed to bring in new physicians in early expansion states
The Affordable Care Act enacted Medicaid expansion with hopes that more states would provide health insurance to low-income Americans. This ‘plain language summary’ reviews recent research published in AcademyHealth’s official journal HSR which shows that early Medicaid expansion in six states led to an increase in the total number of physician visits but did not lead to an increase in total physician participation.
New research indicates Medicare Advantage enrollment provides favorable outcomes over traditional Medicare for those with mental health issues and those at end-of-life, indicating a high efficiency of care aligning with beneficiaries’ preferences. This ‘plain language summary’ reviews recent research published in AcademyHealth's official journal, HSR, which addresses the role of Medicare Advantage in mental health care and end-of-life outcomes for older adults.
Research nominated as the best abstract for each theme from the 2022 Call for Abstracts explores topics related to patient and consumer needs, Medicaid access and coverage, COVID-19, and more.
Improving Health Equity in Medicaid: Five Recommendations for Measuring and Interpreting Racial Disparities in Health Care
The sixth post in AcademyHealth’s Medicaid Health Equity series summarizes five recommendations for researchers to measure and interpret racial disparities in health care more accurately.
This post is the fifth in the Health Equity Meeting Blog Series, summarizing the discussion by a panel of experts who addressed our current methods of analyzing Medicaid data for improving health equity.
A Preview of State and Federal Policy Priorities: Advancing Health Equity, Responding to the Pandemic, and the Investing in the Field
AcademyHealth’s National Health Policy Conference pre-conference webinar highlighted federal and state policy priorities for 2022. The virtual event featured a keynote from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure.
This post on state Medicaid innovation is part of the Health Equity Meeting Blog Series and summarizes a panel discussion by experts from Medicaid programs, highlighting different state-level efforts to address health equity.
This post is the first in the Health Equity Meeting Blog Series, summarizing the discussion by a panel of experts who highlighted the key challenges and opportunities in using Medicaid as a lever for improving equity.
A Virtual Pre-National Health Policy Conference Event