Hilltop staff made several presentations at the 2017 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) in New Orleans. At the State Health Research and Policy Interest Group Meeting on June 24, Senior Policy Analyst Charles Betley, MA, presented this poster. Because Maryland is among the 13 states that only cover emergency dental benefits for adults, this research sought to estimate the cost to Maryland to expand Medicaid dental coverage for adults in order to cover a broader range of services.

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Hilltop staff made several presentations at the 2017 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) in New Orleans. At the State Health Research and Policy Interest Group Meeting on June 24, Policy Analyst MaryAnn Mood, MA, presented this poster, which explains how Hilltop validated, with geocoding, the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration’s home and community-based services waiver providers’ self-assessments.

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The Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports in Maryland Chart Book, Volume 1, The Autism Waiver is the first in a series of three that explores service utilization and expenditures for Medicaid-funded long-term services and supports in Maryland. Volume 2 explores service utilization and expenditures for Maryland Medicaid’s Brain Injury Waiver. Volume 3 provides information on the state’s Medicaid Model Waiver.

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The Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports in Maryland Chart Book, Volume 2, The Brain Injury Waiver is the second in a series of three that explores service utilization and expenditures for Medicaid-funded long-term services and supports in Maryland. Volume 1 explores service utilization and expenditures for Maryland Medicaid’s Autism Waiver. Volume 3 provides information on the states’ Medicaid Model Waiver.

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The Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports in Maryland Chart Book, Volume 3, The Model Waiver is the third chart book in a series of three that explores service utilization and expenditures for Medicaid-funded long-term services and supports in Maryland. Volume 1 in this series explores service utilization and expenditures for Maryland’s Autism Waiver. Volume 2 provides this information for the Brain Injury Waiver.

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This report describes the services The Hilltop Institute provided to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) under the Master Agreement between Hilltop and DHMH. The report covers fiscal year (FY) 2016 (July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016). Hilltop’s interdisciplinary staff provided a wide range of services, including: Medicaid program development and policy analysis; HealthChoice program support, evaluation, and financial analysis; long-term services and supports program development, policy analysis, and financial analytics; and data management and web-accessible database development.

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This report describes the services The Hilltop Institute provided to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) under the Master Agreement between Hilltop and DHMH. The report covers fiscal year (FY) 2015 (July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015). Hilltop’s interdisciplinary staff provided a wide range of services, including: Medicaid program development and policy analysis; HealthChoice program support, evaluation, and financial analysis; long-term services and supports program development, policy analysis, and financial analytics; and data management and web-accessible database development.

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This chart book compares national core indicators-aging and disabilities (NCI-AD) consumer survey respondents and non-respondents based on calendar year 2014 claims data to determine if there are any significant differences between the two groups. Specifically, the goal was to determine whether the respondents’ survey responses are generalizable to the broader waiver population.

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This issue brief, the thirteenth in a series, addresses Hilltop’s latest update of the Community Benefit State Law Profiles to reflect new community benefit legislation enacted between November 1, 2015, and May 31, 2016. Just three states enacted new community benefit legislation: Florida, New Hampshire, and Vermont. To better under-stand current trends in legislative action, Hilltop also reviewed community benefit bills in eight states that were introduced but not enacted or are still pending. Bills like these are often reintroduced in subsequent sessions and inform legislative activity and policy-making in other states.

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The Hilltop Institute’s Community Benefit State Law Profiles (Profiles) present a comprehensive analysis of each state’s community benefit landscape as defined by its laws, regulations, tax exemptions, and, in some cases, policies and activities of state executive agencies. The Profiles organize these state-level legal frameworks by the major categories of federal community benefit requirements found in §9007 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), §501(r) of the Internal Revenue Code. As state policymakers and community stakeholders assess their state’s community benefit landscape in the wake of national health reform, the Profiles provide a needed contextual basis for consideration of these policies against those of other states and federal community benefit benchmarks.

The Profiles were originally published in March 2013. Because states typically update laws during their annual legislative sessions, Hilltop methodically reviewed the community benefit laws of all 50 states twice in 2015 and once in 2016 to ensure that all legislative changes were identified. The first update, published January 2015, identifies changes that occurred between March 2013 and December 31, 2014. The second update, published December 2015, identifies changes that occurred between January 1, 2015, and October 31, 2015. This third update, published June 2016, identifies changes that occurred between November 1, 2015, and May 31, 2016.

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