This project is funded under the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s research program, “Health Data for Action (HD4A),” which makes valuable data from unique data owners available to researchers to answer important research questions. The goal of the study is to generate evidence that assists state and health plan officials in further programmatic planning to improve care coordination for medically complex young adults, an important and growing population. Using 2014-2018 Medicaid claims from the CMS Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information System (T-MSIS), facilitated by CareJourney, the study seeks to describe changes in the composition of Medicaid enrollment, changes in spending, and changes in utilization-based measures of care quality of both teenagers, who are just about to leave pediatric systems, and of young adults, who are likely in adult care. The study will focus on establishing robust baseline measures applicable to a national Medicaid population, with the intended goal of identifying whether and when young adults’ health care experiences change relative to pediatric patients with complex medical needs. Additionally, the researchers will examine whether there is heterogeneity in outcomes by state, particularly given differences in population management and managed care penetration across state Medicaid programs. Deliverables will include a project work plan and final narrative and financial reports. The researchers will also produce paper(s) suitable for publication and present findings at national research meetings and to other stakeholder audiences as appropriate, including policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels and other key stakeholders, as part of the deliverables for this grant.

Grant #78951
Grantee Organization: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Grantee period: 12/1/2021– 8/31/2023
Budget: $100,000

Principal Investigator:

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Betsy Cliff, Ph.D

Assistant Professor - University of Illinois School of Public Health

Betsy Cliff is an assistant professor in the Division of Health Policy & Administration at the University of I... Read Bio