Established state-university partnerships support evidence-based state health policy and practice to transform Medicaid-specific care and improve outcomes.
Field Guide Offers Promising Insights for Implementation and Evaluation of Section 1115 Medicaid Demonstrations
AcademyHealth’s Medicaid Demonstration Evaluation Learning Collaborative fostered shared learning among state agency and research partners on common themes and challenges in the implementation and evaluation of Section 1115 demonstrations. This resulting field guide reveals the real-world lessons in evaluation design and measurement.
The Medicaid Outcomes Distributed Research Network (MODRN) supports evidence-based state health policy and practice with a focus on transforming Medicaid-based health care, including improving the patient experience with care, improving the health of populations, and reducing the per capita cost of health care.
New Institute Aims to Improve Use of Evidence in Health Care Policy and Practice in States and Local Communities
AcademyHealth announces new Evidence-Informed State Health Policy Institute (ESHPI), which aims to increase the use of relevant, timely and actionable evidence in state policymaking to improve health and health care for all.
Research Finds Medicaid Block Grants Would Negatively Impact Community Health Centers in Many States
The study simulated the effect of block grants and per capita caps on health centers’ revenues and service capacity using 2017 policy proposals that are similar to the Healthy Adult Opportunity initiative announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in early 2020.
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.
AcademyHealth's Medicaid Medical Director Network created these state snapshots to provide an overview of current antibiotic prescribing trends in select states and strategies a Medicaid Medical Director might use to disseminate evidence-based research.