Tag: medicaid

1. After the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there was an increase in Medicaid coverage rates and decrease in uninsurance and private insurance rates among new mothers earning less than 100% of the federal poverty level (FPL). 2. Nearly half a million new mothers were uninsured...
1. Enrollment in comprehensive care management programs for children with medical complexity (CMC) was associated with decreased inpatient, emergency department (ED), and overall healthcare spending. 2. Reductions were also seen in hospitals admissions, ED visits, and office visits for CMC in the comprehensive care group. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown:...
1. State Medicaid expansion was not associated with differences in overall rates of low birth weight or preterm birth outcomes. 2. There were improvements in relative disparities for black infants compared with white infants among the states that expanded versus the states that did not. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown:...
1. After one year of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), significant changes in emergency department (ED) visits were found in terms of insurance status, visit type, and location in Medicaid expansion states compared to nonexpansion states. 2. These changes suggest that Medicaid expansion offers patients a larger...
1. This study found improvements in self-reported trends in insurance coverage, primary care access, affordability of healthcare, access to medicine, health and health related limitations when compared to trends in these areas prior to implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 2. When comparing states that expanded Medicaid with those...
1. Participation in a Medicaid-based, home-visitation program offering supplemental regular prenatal and infant care in Michigan was associated with reduced odds of infant mortality within the first year of life for all races/ethnicities. 2. Enrollment in the first or second trimester and greater participation was associated with a further reduced...
Image: PD  1.  Getting a primary care appointment as a new patient was easier as a privately insured patient than as a Medicaid patient.  2.  Wait times for all patients were similar.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)       Study Rundown:  The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is expected to...
Image: PD In this section, we will highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week. Multistate Point-Prevalence Survey of Health Care-Associated Infections Health care-associated infections are widespread, but no universal surveillance system is in place to monitor the status of such infections on a national...
Image: PD 1. Evidence shows that Medicaid beneficiaries visit the Emergency Department more than privately insured or uninsured patients.  2. Increased Medicaid beneficiary visits may be a result of decreased access to primary care.  Evidence Rating Level: 4 (Below Average)  Study Rundown: This study categorized and analyzed the different insurance statuses of patients...
Image: PD  1. US physicians feel that they are not the major players in controlling healthcare costs.  2. A majority of US physicians were not supportive of strategies to control cost that would change payment structures or limit physician compensation.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)             Study Rundown: Physicians...