With funding from the National Institutes on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Medicaid Outcomes Distributed Research Network (MODRN) members and AcademyHealth conducted key informant interviews with nine states to describe the roles that Medicaid programs have taken to address the opioid epidemic and their policy and operational decisions.
Lack of data regarding dual-eligible individuals has long hindered the development of effective policy solutions and care improvement. AcademyHealth organizational member Arnold Ventures highlights new resources to help the research community strengthen and expand evidence at a critical time in the policy debate.
As lead clinicians for their states with responsibility for overseeing clinical care and stewardship of resources, Medicaid Medical Directors share their perspectives on clinical matters related to the FDA’s Accelerated Approval Program.
Leveraging data from AcademyHealth’s Medicaid Outcomes Distributed Research Network (MODRN), new research finds substantial improvements in use of medications for OUD. Improved understanding of the factors driving this increase is crucial to closing remaining treatment gaps.
As partners in the Going Below The Surface Forum, AcademyHealth and the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) consider the drivers of health spending in the U.S. through salons focused on challenging questions. Today’s post takes a closer look at strategies to reduce costs via employer-sponsored health benefits.
This month’s “Read on Washington,” available only to AcademyHealth members, includes updates on appropriations bills, negotiations to expand Medicare, an executive order to combat drug and medical prices, VA mandates for COVID-19 vaccines, and more.
Research Suggests Urgent Care Centers Reduce Health Care Costs by Providing Alternative to Emergency Department
A new study published in HSR, an official journal of AcademyHealth, found that urgent care centers reduce costly emergency department (ED) visits, especially in areas with long ED wait times as well as among Medicaid enrollees and the uninsured.
This ‘plain language summary’ considers a recent commentary from Zirui Song, M.D., Ph.D., in HSR, an official journal of AcademyHealth, that offers a broad review of the state of the science on Accountable Care Organizations, including a brief discussion of three new studies also published in the August issue.
New research published in JAMA reveals that Black enrollees were considerably less likely than white enrollees to be treated with medications for opioid use disorder and were less likely to have continuity of such treatment. Results are based on data from the Medicaid Outcomes Distributed Research Network (MODRN), supported by AcademyHealth.
The population dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid was one of the hardest hit by COVID-19. Arielle Mir of Arnold Ventures, an AcademyHealth organizational member, explains how policymakers are urgently seeking solutions to improve their care and experience, but better data infrastructure and research are needed to achieve meaningful change.