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Presentation
November 23, 2013

Clinical care management (CCM) of the highest risk, most complex, and costly patients is an integral component of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) but a new service for many primary care practices.

Journal Article
November 13, 2013

This qualitative study sought to better understand the experiences of deaf and hard of hearing individuals with accessing recovery-oriented mental health services and peer support via a focus group and interviews.

Poster
November 03, 2013

This poster details a study that examined satisfaction with finances, worries about meeting monthly expenses, and overall life satisfaction among working and non-working adults with disabilities using a 2010 Massachusetts Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System follow-up survey. The results indicate that employment contributes to enhanced economic well-being and decreased financial worries among people with disabilities.

Journal Article
November 01, 2013

State Medicaid programs are playing an increasingly important role in the U.S. health care system and represent a major expenditure as well as a major source of revenue for state budgets. Universities, especially those with medical schools and other health science programs, can serve as valuable partners in helping state Medicaid programs achieve higher levels of performance.

Journal Article
October 30, 2013

This article describes the work mental health peer specialists play in improving the way mental health services are approached.

Technical Report
October 01, 2013

This briefing examines Massachusetts and Oregons' experiments to improve health care quality while containing costs. Both states have established laws for accountable care entities.

Presentation
July 20, 2013

This presentation discusses the impact of prior authorization on Buprenorphine dose, relapse, and cost for opioid addiction treatment for Massachusetts Medicaid members.  

Technical Report
June 01, 2013

This report analyzes the current health insurance payment system in New Hampshire and factors affecting premium rates and health care costs. The team gathered information through interviews with 26 health care industry stakeholders, including providers, carriers, and consumers.

Technical Report
April 01, 2013

This report summarizes recent efforts by the Massachusetts Medicaid program, MassHealth, to address enrollment volatility and provides recommendations to mitigate remaining challenges by leveraging the opportunities presented with the transition to ACA-compliant eligibility systems and programs.

Technical Report
March 11, 2013

This report outlines the impact of the new budget proposal on 37,500 low-income working parents in Connecticut. Tighter eligibility requirements effective in 2014 will impact those currently insured under Medicaid (HUSKY). Higher out-of-pocket costs may prevent up to 11,000 parents from affording health insurance.

Technical Report
January 24, 2013

This report explains that Vermont must develop new financing mechanisms that raise $1.6 billion to fund single-payer. However, on December 17, 2014, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced that "now is not the right time" to overhaul health care financing and delivery in Vermont.

Poster
December 03, 2012

Non-English and non-Caucasian children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disorders at later ages, and with lower prevalence than their counterparts.  The Massachusetts Act Early state team sought to address this gap so that at-risk families from diverse backgrounds receive more effective autism screening.

Presentation
October 24, 2012

This presentation overviews the drug utilization trends of the top traditional therapy classes within the community and assesses their impact on drug utilization within correctional systems. 

White Paper
October 22, 2012

It is not uncommon for state university faculty to participate as part-time consultants in the administration of state Medicaid programs. However, rarely do state universities participate institutionally as public agencies in the administration of state Medicaid programs since the propriety, value and parameters of these engagements are usually not recognized.

Technical Report
October 01, 2012

This report provides an overview of MassHealth, the Massachusetts Medicaid program, and the revenue and spending trends during the State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2011.

Technical Report
September 28, 2012

This report examines key components of the most recent Massachusetts health reform law and how this law will affect the annual spending benchmark.

White Paper
September 17, 2012

A pharmacist’s medication management skill can enhance health outcomes and quality of life for members of Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial health plans — especially for members who have serious medical conditions or need closely coordinated pharmaceutical care.

Presentation
August 07, 2012

Presentation on pharmacy medication use among adults in Massachusetts. 

Journal Article
July 17, 2012

Comparison of physical activity levels among 53 children with ASD and 58 typically developing children aged 3-11 years who participated in the Children's Activity and Meal Patterns Study (CHAMPS).

Presentation
July 13, 2012

Statistics on falls amongst adults with intellectual disabilities and possible ways to reduce them.

Technical Report
June 21, 2012

This report provides an overview of the MassHealth, the Massachusetts state Medicaid program, eligibility and enrollment information, spending growth statistics, and cost drivers analysis.

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