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Resources by Topic: Medicaid

340B Drug Discount Program: Oversight of the Intersection with the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program Needs Improvement
Examines state and federal efforts to prevent duplicate discounts under the 340B and Medicaid Drug Rebate Programs and identifies limitations and weaknesses in federal oversight. Provides recommendations to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Health Resources and Services Administration to strengthen oversight of these programs.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Maternal Morbidity among Women in Medicaid
Provides an overview of severe maternal morbidity and mortality (SMMM) among Medicaid beneficiaries. Presents data on SMMM rates by insurance payer, race/ethnicity, and geography, including differences among rural and urban residents. Presented by Dr. Katy Kozhimannil, director of the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center, at the January 2020 MACPAC meeting.
Author(s): Katy B. Kozhimannil
Date: 01/2020
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
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State Telehealth Medicaid Fee-For-Service Policy: A Historical Analysis of Telehealth: 2013-2019
Examines national and state-by-state trends in Medicaid fee-for-service policies regarding telehealth between 2013-2019. Highlights changes in expanded telehealth and telemedicine definitions, modalities that are reimbursed, and geographic limitations. Provides graphs and national maps throughout to supplement reported trends.
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Connected Health Policy: The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center
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Recognizing and Sustaining the Value of Community Health Workers and Promotores
Discusses the ways in which community health workers and promotores (CHW/Ps) contribute to the healthcare system, with a focus on California. Gives examples of the ways in which CHW/Ps in rural areas can alleviate workforce shortages, strengthen patient engagement with the healthcare system, and act as liaisons to social structures, including churches and Native American tribal organizations.
Author(s): Jim Lloyd, Kathy Moses, Rachel Davis
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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Update of Evaluation of California's Community Paramedicine Pilot Program
Updates the evaluation of the California Emergency Medical Services Authority pilot community paramedicine program, which began in 2014 to test 7 community paramedicine concepts and has involved 14 communities, including rural Butte county. Provides an overview of the projects, summarizes how the community paramedics were trained, reports on the patients served and program effectiveness, and discusses potential savings for Medi-Cal and Medicare.
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Healthforce Center at UCSF
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Telehealth and Palliative Care
Offers resources on delivering palliative care through telehealth services. Covers how to select the technology platform, prepare patients and families, conduct a telehealth visit, and document and bill for services.
Date: 2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Center to Advance Palliative Care
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The Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Program: Critical Access Hospital Network of Eastern Washington
Describes and examines the impact of a care coordination program developed by the Critical Access Hospital Network (CAHN) of Eastern Washington. Provides care coordination services to Medicaid patients with at least two chronic conditions or one chronic condition and the risk of developing another. Funded under the Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Grant Program from 2015-2018, with additional funding from the Empire Health Foundation.
Date: 2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Quarterly Therapy Access Monitoring Report
Analyzes pediatric acute care therapy services data for physical, occupational and speech therapies, as required quarterly by the Texas State Legislative Budget Board and the Governor, to determine any adverse impact in access to care in rural, micro, and metro counties.
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Health and Human Services Commission
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The Uninsured in New Mexico
Analysis of the nonelderly uninsured population in New Mexico by 9 substate regions for state policymakers drafting policies and outreach to expand health insurance coverage within the state. Includes demographic, employment, citizenship, and family income characteristics for this population, with a special focus on uninsured American Indians in the state. Presents estimates of the distribution of the uninsured population by their eligibility for Medicaid and other health insurance programs.
Author(s): Jessica S. Banthin, Matthew Buettgens, Linda J. Blumberg, Robin Wang, Clare Wang Pan
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Urban Institute
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Maternal Characteristics and Birth Outcomes among Oklahoma Medicaid: 2016 SoonerCare – Birth Data Linkage Report
Examines birth outcomes of mothers with live births paid by SoonerCare, Oklahoma's Medicaid, versus mothers with live births not paid by SoonerCare using 2016 data from the Oklahoma Medicaid Management Information Systems of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, and the Center for Health Statistics division of the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Data compared includes race and ethnicity, age, education, marital status, infant birth weight, rural/urban residence, and starting trimester for prenatal care.
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State Department of Health
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