The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently awarded seven grants with broad relevance to current health reform debates. From analysis of insurer marketplace exits to the effects of Medicaid expansion on physicians’ capacity to meet rising demand, these studies will produce findings to inform a range of current and potential health policies in the U.S.
Experts note that Section 1332 waivers are key for state innovation under the Affordable Care Act, but outline recommendations for rigorous, timely, and independent assessments to ensure robust waiver evaluations by researchers.
Funding sources, financing strategies, and payment models can all influence a health system’s consideration to invest in or fund non-clinical population health.
AcademyHealth and the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition announce a partnership to improve vaccination rates of low-income children and pregnant women.
Individuals in Medicaid expansion states experienced positive results across multiple dimensions of personal finance including a reduced likelihood of new medical collections, decreased risk of medical out-of-pocket expenditures, and fewer ultimately unpaid medical bills.
State Flexibility in a New Era: What are the Research Priorities for §1115 Demonstration and §1332 Waiver Evaluations?
With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, AcademyHealth hosted this expert meeting to explore research priorities related to the evaluation of Section 1115 Medicaid demonstrations and Section 1332 state innovation waivers.
The September 2017 issue of Health Affairs examines different aspects of health care markets including market concentration, competition, and provider networks.
Webinar: Helping Older Dual Eligibles Meet Their Basic Needs - Increasing Access to SNAP and Public Benefit Programs to Reduce Healthcare Cost
During this webinar, panelists provide an overview of new research on the effect of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) enrollment on health care utilization for senior dual eligibles in the state of Maryland and found that participation in SNAP reduces health care costs for low-income older adults.
Studies presented at the Annual Research Meeting examine Medicaid innovations in Arkansas and Michigan.