By promoting use of health-related services and adding a profit reinvestment mandate, Oregon is using managed care contracting to expand Medicaid spending on social determinants of health and health equity.
AcademyHealth Director Lauren Gerlach and Mona Shah of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation discuss the importance of rigorous evaluation of Section 1115 Medicaid demonstration waivers.
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.
Variability in Primary Care Physician Attitudes Toward Medicaid Work Requirement Exemption Requests Made by Patients With Depression
It is medically, ethically, and legally imperative that measures aimed at protecting vulnerable patients are not undermined by the burdensomeness of exemption procedures, or by physicians’ political or personal views.
Collaboration Between Clinicians, Public Health Officials, and Medicaid Could Reduce Inappropriate Antibiotic Use
Written by Kentucky members of AcademyHealth’s State-University Partnership Learning Network, this issue brief offers strategies to improve antibiotic use, including an analysis of Kentucky Medicaid claims data.
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.
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.
AcademyHealth's Medicaid Medical Directors Network (MMDN) share their perspectives on clinical matters related to telehealth, especially around equity, quality, and payment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This publication, produced in coordination with AcademyHealth’s Medicaid Outcomes Distributed Research Network (MODRN) and the Milbank Memorial Fund, delves into two areas of state Medicaid OUD care delivery innovation and offers recent examples from state Medicaid programs.
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.