Comprehensive systems that connect patients with both the health and social service sectors are an essential element to to addressing the social determinants of health. Based on work in Oregon, AcademyHealth and Nemours developed a checklist of the functions and features of a successful comprehensive system.
AcademyHealth and Nemours work in Oregon highlighted that the 2016 Medicaid Managed Care Rules enable Medicaid to fund and pay for a wide range of upstream interventions via managed care.
Working with the Washington Health Care Authority, AcademyHealth and Nemours examined the evidence base supporting upstream prevention investments from a business perspective.
Webinar: Managed Long-Term Services and Supports: The Potential for Medicaid Managed Care to Integrate Acute and Long-Term Care
Sponsored by the Long-Term Quality Alliance, AcademyHealth’s Long-Term Services and Supports Interest Group designed a webinar to provide a national overview of Managed Long-Term Services and Supports programs and an update on the state of the knowledge base on the effectiveness of these programs.
Trends in state programs provide an opportunity to examine how long-term services and supports (LTSS) are being financed and implemented. This post previews a forthcoming webinar from AcademyHealth’s LTSS interest group that will provide an overview of Medicaid financed Managed LTSS.
Finalist projects for the inaugural Milbank Memorial Fund and AcademyHealth State and Local Innovation Award leverage data to improve health and outcomes in their communities.
Section 1115 Medicaid demonstrations are being used to test alterations in Medicaid’s eligibility, service delivery and its potential role in achieving broader social aims. Experts outline recommendations to ensure evaluations of these demonstrations produce robust results and create usable knowledge.
Health Policy in 2018: Experts Tout State Innovation, Progress on Social Determinants, and Highlight Importance of Evidence in Policymaking
As the country and its leaders consider the future shape and scope of health care coverage, hundreds from across the health policy community converged at the National Health Policy Conference.
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.