Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
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This Health Matters webinar, hosted by USC Annenberg's Center for Health Journalism with support from NIHCM Foundation, looked at the health, demographic and financial challenges facing Medicare and provide essential context for sorting through the rhetoric as we enter a presidential election year.

  

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Medicare & Medicaid

This webinar identified obstacles to engaging Medicaid patients as well as success stories, with an eye on meeting the potential challenges of Medicaid reform.

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With Medicaid expanding to cover more low-income adults, some Medicaid programs are experimenting with integrated case management (ICM) to help these patients address their specific medical, social and behavioral needs. A study led by Gloria Bazzoli and supported by a NIHCM research grant finds that ICM can decrease health service use by high-risk patients and lower spending for low-risk patients. This one-page Research Insights reviews the key takeaways from the published Medical Care article.

The racial disparities in health service use among Medicaid beneficiaries with similar coverage have been well established. A study led by Gloria Bazzoli and colleagues and supported by a NIHCM research grant finds that integrated case management (ICM) reduces these racial disparities in the use of both primary care and emergency care. This one-page Research Insights reviews the key takeaways from the published Medical Care Research and Review article.

Joel Ario, JD

In this essay, Joel Ario describes the current landscape for Section 1332 waivers and lays out ways states could use this mechanism to put their own stamp on health reform, particularly if the new administration relaxes the existing guidance.

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In this chart story, we review key projections for Medicare and Social Security, identify trends that are unsustainable, and explain how growing entitlement and interest spending affect the federal budget.

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Kimberley Geissler, Benjamin Lubin & Keith Marzilli Ericson

This study finds that physicians who see a larger share of Medicaid patients are more likely to have characteristics that patients associate with lower quality and are less well connected in the patient referral network.

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