Health care costs are a significant area of concern for everyone from patients to policymakers. Health services research evidence looks at different ways to address cost growth, encourage efficiency and quality, and provide for care via insurance, Medicare and Medicaid so that people receive the best care at the best value.
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.
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.
Date & Time Oct. 17, 2017, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location Washington Marriott at Metro Center
AcademyHealth, in partnership with the ABIM Foundation, has developed a set of priorities through engagement of multi-stakeholder groups to develop, test, and use measures of low-value care that are sensitive to patient’s values. This webinar encompases a discussion of the rationale and scope of the project, the prioritization methods, and implications of the prioritization endeavors for low-value care measurement
Date & Time Tuesday, September 5, 2017 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET
This report explores challenges and successes related to how health care purchasers, plans, and providers could support strategies for sustainable investment in non-clinical community-wide population health activities.
The June 2017 issue of Milbank Quarterly features op-ed assessments of the current political environment’s impact on the public’s health and papers on the latest evidence on issues from genetic testing to financing long-term services and supports.