December 30, 2011
December 30, 2011
Dr. Maiuro provides an analysis of the financial and utilization impact of the cuts in the adult Medicaid dental benefit in 2009.
December 21, 2011
This snapshot of Medicaid enrollment as of December 2010 finds that between December 2009 and December 2010, an additional 2.8 million people enrolled in Medicaid programs nationally, pushing Medicaid enrollment up to 51.5 million. Enrollment growth over this period was 5.7 percent, down from a peak of 8.8 percent from the prior year.
December 16, 2011
This report and case study series offers lessons from hospitals that eliminated or vastly reduced Central Line Infections in their ICUs. The case studies also explore ways these hospitals are spreading prevention techniques to non-ICU units, and approaches to preventing other health care-associated infections.
October 27, 2011
The eleventh edition of this annual survey tracks trends in Medicaid spending, enrollment and policy initiatives with data from FY 2011 and FY 2012, including detailed appendices with state-by-state information as well as more in-depth case studies of the Medicaid budget and policy conditions of three states (Minnesota, New York and Tennessee).
September 28, 2011
Informed in part by the perspectives of a group of Medicaid pharmacy administrators convened in May 2011 to discuss Medicaid pharmacy issues, this report analyzes reimbursement, benefit management and cost sharing issues in Medicaid pharmacy programs, highlighting the potential of several strategies to reduce Medicaid pharmacy costs.
September 27, 2011
This 50-state survey provides a comprehensive look at state Medicaid managed care programs, documenting their diversity, examining how states monitor access and quality, and exploring emerging efforts to improve care, including managed long-term care and initiatives targeted toward dual eligibles.
September 21, 2011
HMA outlines steps Contra Costa County can take to prepare for an increase in demand for health care services as an estimated 113,000 uninsured county residents obtain health care coverage under the federal health reform law. The study identifies the pros and cons of a range of options that could increase efficiency and care quality, … Read More
August 31, 2011
This paper explores some of the key issues states and providers faced in an effort to comply with Patient Volume & Practicing Predominantly requirements.
August 29, 2011
Based on input gathered during a daylong meeting with state government officials, general health care experts, federal representatives, and individuals from nonpartisan health policy institutions, this issue brief examines the critical health insurance exchange design decisions states must make, focusing on issues that impact children’s coverage, enrollment and retention.