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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       Moving to Value-Based Care is a Marathon We’ve Barely Begun

Moving to Value-Based Care is a Marathon We’ve Barely Begun

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.
Posted Jul 23, 2021 By Kristin Rosengren
Blog Post       More Research is Essential to Improve Care for Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries

More Research is Essential to Improve Care for Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries

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.
Posted Jul 1, 2021 By Arielle Mir
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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