In this article in the Health Affairs Forefront series, Hilltop Principal Data Scientist Morgan Henderson and Policy Analyst Morgane Mouslim posit that the reason there are no compliance studies is not because of lack of interest but because of the complexity of the landscape to which the regulation applies. Read the article online.
How well do US hospitals’ online prices posted for shoppable services correlate with their prices for the same service obtained via the telephone? In this cross-sectional study of 60 US hospitals, online and phone cash prices were poorly correlated within a given hospital for vaginal childbirth. These findings suggest that at US hospitals, price estimates for shoppable services posted online correlate poorly with prices obtained via phone; these findings suggest that patients will continue to face barriers to comparison shopping.
Assistance in Community Integration Services (ACIS) is a pilot program that is operated under Maryland’s §1115 demonstration waiver for HealthChoice, the state’s Medicaid managed care program launched in 1997. Under this pilot, the state provides a set of home and community-based services (HCBS) to a population that meets certain needs-based health and housing eligibility criteria. This summary report discusses ACIS program goals, eligibility criteria, services, and participating lead entities, followed by the study objectives, research methodology, key findings, and study limitations.
In this article in the Health Affairs Forefront series, Hilltop Policy Analyst Morgane Mouslim and Principal Data Scientist Morgan Henderson discuss whether novel and publicly available data generated from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ new rule for transparency in coverage could be used to promote provider gender equity. Read the article online.
Principal Policy Analyst Dolapo Fakeye, PhD, presented this poster at the 2023 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) held June 24-27, 2023, in Seattle.
In 1997, Maryland implemented HealthChoice—a statewide mandatory Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) managed care program—under authority of a waiver through §1115 of the Social Security Act. The provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that went into effect in 2014 marked another milestone by extending quality coverage to many more Marylanders with low income. Over 20 years after its launch, HealthChoice covers close to 90% of the state’s Medicaid and Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP) populations. Since the inception of HealthChoice, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) has requested and received seven §1115 waiver renewals.
The Hilltop Institute, on behalf of MDH, evaluates the program annually; this evaluation covers the period from CY 2017 through CY 2021.
Senior Policy Analyst Katherine Holmes, MPS, presented her research in this poster at the 2023 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) held June 24-27, 2023, in Seattle.
Principal Policy Analyst Dolapo Fakeye, PhD, gave this podium presentation at the 2023 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) held June 24-27, 2023, in Seattle.
Data Scientist Leigh Goetschius, PhD, presented her research in this poster at the 2023 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) held June 24-27, 2023, in Seattle. Executive Director Cynthia Woodcock presented this poster.
This chart book explores utilization and expenditures for Medicaid-funded LTSS in Maryland for state fiscal years (FYs) 2017 through 2021. The focus of this chart book is on Medicaid nursing facility services, with one chapter that illustrates Maryland’s efforts at providing home and community-based services (HCBS) to an increasing number of Medicaid recipients who may otherwise be served in nursing facilities.