The Hilltop Institute periodically posts news items and issues electronic bulletins to disseminate information about Hilltop activities and publications. Below are the three most recent. Go to the News and Bulletin Archive, below, to view previous posts.
Bulletin: Hilltop Report Informs Maryland’s Deliberations to Increase State Funding for Home and Community-Based Services
Although Maryland has made substantial progress in “rebalancing” Medicaid expenditures for long-term services and supports from institutional care to home and community-based services (HCBS) and the number of individuals who are using HCBS has increased, program availability is limited and registries of individuals seeking these services remain long.
In a new HillTopic post, Executive Director Cynthia Woodcock discusses this issue and introduces a just-published Hilltop report on this topic that was presented to the Joint Chairmen of the Maryland General Assembly.
Read the Bulletin.
Bulletin: Hilltop Welcomes New Chief Actuary
The Hilltop Institute is pleased to welcome Todd Switzer as Chief Actuary and Director of Rate Setting and Financial Analysis. In this role, Switzer will lead Hilltop’s work with the Maryland Department of Health to develop risk-adjusted capitation payments for health plans participating in HealthChoice, Maryland’s Medicaid managed care program, which insures over 1.3 million Marylanders. Switzer will join Hilltop on June 1.
Bulletin: New Hilltop Projects Inform National and State Health Policy
The Hilltop Institute at UMBC has been awarded research funding for three new projects, the findings of which will inform both national and state health policy—State Medicaid Fees for Services Related to Opioid Use Disorder: Building the Evidence-Base to Inform State Policies, Healthcare Utilization of Violence-Related Injury in the State of Maryland, and Estimating the Costs to Mississippi Medicaid for Expansion to Childless Adults.