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Resources by Topic: Medicaid

Rural Health Care in America: Challenges and Opportunities
Presents the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance full committee hearing on improving rural healthcare across the country. Features testimonies from representatives of the NC Rural Health Research Program Sheps Center for Health Services Research, the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis, San Luis Valley Health, UnityPoint Health, and Geisinger Health.
Additional links: Statement by Orrin G. Hatch, Statement by Ron Wyden, Testimony by George H. Pink, Testimony by Karen M. Murphy, Testimony by Keith J. Mueller, Testimony by Konnie Martin, Testimony by Susan K. Thompson
Date: 05/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Senate Committee on Finance
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Using Telehealth to Improve Home-Based Care for Older Adults and Family Caregivers
Describes consumer perspectives and policy concerns with telehealth. Includes examples of home telehealth strategies, potential benefits and challenges, and discussion of home telehealth coverage in federal and state programs, including the Veterans Health Administration, Medicaid, and Medicare.
Author(s): Winifred V. Quinn, Ellen O'Brien, Gregg Springan
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: AARP Public Policy Institute
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State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies
A summary of telehealth-related laws and reimbursement policies for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, using policy language available in each state as of April 2018. The primary focus of the report is Medicaid coverage for telehealth services but also includes references to state policies that require private insurer payment for the service. Interactive map allows results to be narrowed by state.
Additional links: 50 State Scan of Telehealth Reimbursement Laws and Medicaid Policies - Factsheet, Infographic, Interactive Map
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Connected Health Policy: The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center
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Medicaid Managed Care and the Rural Exception: A Review of Issues and Perspectives from the Field
Analyzes Medicaid waivers, current up to September 2017, to examine how state Medicaid procedures affect rural populations. Covers information gathered from State Offices of Rural Health (SORHs), state Medicaid offices, and other stakeholders to describe the process of waiver development.
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Amy B. Martin, Victor Kirksey
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
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Views from the Heartland: Prospects for Bipartisanship in Health Reform
Report focusing on the views and opinions of 27 state legislators serving on health, budget, or appropriations committees in Colorado and Kansas. Discusses Medicaid expansion in rural areas and highlights the importance of promoting quality healthcare and removing barriers to access in rural communities.
Author(s): David K. Jones
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Milbank Memorial Fund
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Characteristics of Rural Medicaid Recipients, 2012, 35 States
Analyzes enrollment and claims data from 2012 for 35 states to describe the characteristics of Medicaid beneficiaries prior to Medicaid expansion in 2014. Includes statistics on beneficiaries' age distribution by gender and rurality and enrollment type by race/ethnicity and rurality.
Author(s): Kevin J. Bennett, Karen M. Jones, Janice C. Probst
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
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Telehealth and Health Centers
Discusses Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and the increased use of telehealth to provide healthcare services in underserved areas. Covers Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement policies and provides federal and state policy recommendations.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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Combating the Opioid Crisis: Improving the Ability of Medicare and Medicaid to Provide Care for Patients
Presents the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the role of Medicare and Medicaid in combating the opioid crisis. Features testimony from representatives of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Boston Medical Center, the Centene Corporation, Centerstone America, Geisinger Health System, and Magellan Healthcare.
Additional links: Mr. David Guth Testimony, Mr. Toby Douglas Testimony
Date: 04/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: House Energy and Commerce Committee
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Use of the National Health Interview Survey Linked to Medicaid Analytic eXtract Data to Identify Children With Medicaid-covered Births
Explains a method for longitudinal follow-up of children who were enrolled in Medicaid at birth through linked National Health Interview Survey and Medicaid Analytic eXtract data files. Includes NHIS data on health insurance coverage, health status, and healthcare access for children with Medicaid-covered births, including data by urban-rural county of residence.
Author(s): Patricia C. Lloyd, Anne K. Driscoll, Alan E. Simon, Jennifer D. Parker
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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State Innovation Model (SIM) Evaluation Report on Award Year 2 (AY2) Activities
Discusses the process and implementation activities of the State Innovation Model (SIM) grant program administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the state of Iowa. SIM provides funding for states to develop innovative strategies to address healthcare reform by improving the patient healthcare experience, population health, and reducing healthcare costs. Describes interventions and actions from the SIM initiative, community characteristics, and settings impacted by the initiative.
Author(s): Suzanne Bentler, Tessa Heeren, Rochelle Schultz Spinarski, Elizabeth Momany, Peter Damiano
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Iowa Public Policy Center
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