A paper at the National Bureau of Economic Research examines reimbursement and access in Medicaid.
A report from Magellan gives data on Medicaid drug use trends and issues.
A new paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research examines the validity of the interrupted time-series experimental design.
A report from Mark Farrah Associates discusses trends in the managed care Medicaid market.
A new study finds that using private health plans for Medicaid benefit provision improves quality but doesn’t lower spending.
The American Hospital Association claims hospitals are grossly underpaid by Medicare and Medicaid.
Studies in Health Affairs show that neither the Medicaid expansion, nor the temporary Medicaid fee increase, was associated with an increase in participation by physicians in Medicaid.
A paper at the National Bureau of Economic Research attempts to see if increasing Medicaid reimbursement improved behavioral health outcomes.
A Government Accountability Office report indicates that taxpayers are wasting vast amounts of money in Medicaid.
The Kaiser Family Foundation issues a report summarizing trends in Medicaid programs in the states.
A study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine found that in the New Haven area, Medicaid patients waited substantially longer than did commercial ones to get a followup appointment at most physician practices, although they had shorter waits for a more serious issue, hypertension, than for one like back pain. Helps explain ER misuse and demonstrates impact of low reimbursement rates.http://www.annemergmed.com/article/S0196-0644(17)31529-9/abstract
A Magellan report shows that specialty drug costs are a big issue for Medicaid too.
According to an AHRQ Statistical Brief, 35% of child visits to a physician were paid for by Medicaid and the average payment per visit by Medicaid was $88 less than that paid by private insurance. Hard-to-imagine that many physicians will continue to serve children covered by Medicaid with kind of gap.https://meps.ahrq.gov/data_files/publications/st504/stat504.shtml?utm_source=ahrq&utm_medium=en1&utm_term=&utm_content=1&utm_campaign=ahrq_en10_3_2017
A paper from Deloitte explores use of alternative payment models in Medicaid.