AcademyHealth is supporting seven grants funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that seek to better understand how states and managed care organizations are working to identify and respond to Medicaid enrollees’ social needs.
Medicaid Expansion Enrollees in Michigan Make Gains in Employment Prior to Implementation of State’s Work Requirement
Employment and student activities increased among Michigan Medicaid expansion enrollees, outpacing employment gains among the state’s general population during the same time period.
Study Finds Opioid Addiction Care is Hardest to Find in States Where It Is a Requirement for Medicaid Eligibility
New research looks at differences in overdose rates and availability of treatment for opioid use disorder between states with approved Medicaid work requirements and those without.
1115 Waivers Can Help Expand Access to Substance Use Disorder Treatment, but Coordination and System Capacity Remain a Challenge
Learn how two early-adopter states used Section 1115 Medicaid waivers to improve access to substance use disorder services. The project is part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems program, which is managed by AcademyHealth.
State Medicaid, public health and education partnerships offer some of the most innovative and effective responses to increasing immunization rates.
In a JAMA commentary published today, three Medicaid Medical Directors from AcademyHealth’s Medicaid Medical Directors Network examine the flexibility Medicaid has to expand public health capabilities in the face of a pandemic.
Employers in Colorado Band Together to Directly Negotiate Rates and Lower Costs for Health Care Consumers
The Center for Improving Value in Health Care, a member of AcademyHealth’s partner, the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement, highlights how Colorado is trying change the way employers purchase, and consumers shop for health care.
In a Health Affairs blog post, Susan Kennedy and Sunita Krishnan of AcademyHealth outline Medicaid’s pivotal role in providing maternal health services and highlight state efforts that go beyond access to care to address maternal health.
Guest authors from AcademyHealth organizational affiliate, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, discuss findings from a recent survey.
Substance Use Disorder continues to be a focus of waiver activity in the states as research provides insights on what’s working and what’s not in Medicaid innovation. Meanwhile, work requirement policies are being both suspended and increased across various states.