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.
States Experiment with Cross State Comparison to Evaluate Medicaid Waivers for Substance Use Disorder Services
Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia employed several innovative evaluation strategies to conduct cross-state comparisons for insights around both the impact and implementation of 1115 waivers.
AcademyHealth awarded one of its 2019 Health Services Research (HSR) Impact Award to a body of work that extends far beyond standard evaluation to provide empirical guidance on many issues from risk adjustment to unintended impacts to importance of participation.
Despite Stable Individual Health Insurance Markets, Accessibility and Affordability Challenges Remain
Summarizing expert discussion at a September 2019 meeting, this brief highlights the current state-of-the-research on the individual health insurance market, such as trends in market stability and what policies are working to make individual coverage more accessible and affordable.
Results from an AcademyHealth investigation highlight four shared Medicaid policy priorities across 22 states: substance use disorder, behavioral health integration, maternal mortality, and social determinants of health.
The University of Pittsburgh, Virginia Commonwealth University and the Kaiser Family Foundation leveraged the AcademyHealth’s Medicaid Outcomes Distributed Research Network to profile the epidemic in six states along several measures not available in public data.