Objective To examine outcomes associated with dual eligibility (Medicare and Medicaid) of patients who are admitted to skilled nursing facility (SNF) care and whether differences in outcomes are related to states’ Medicaid long-term care policies.
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Objective To identify factors that affect whether patients diagnosed with either leukemia or lymphoma receive a stem cell transplant and secondly if receipt of stem cell transplantation is linked to improved survival.
Objective To determine whether Massachusetts Health Reform improved health outcomes in uninsured patients with hyperlipidemia, diabetes, or hypertension.
Objective To compare methods of characterizing intensive care unit (ICU) bed use and estimate the number of beds needed.
Objective To determine the effects of including diagnostic and utilization data from a secondary payer on readmission rates and hospital profiles.
Objective To evaluate the impact of hospital value-based purchasing (HVBP) on clinical quality and patient experience during its initial implementation period (July 2011–March 2012).
Objective To determine if providing dental insurance to older Americans would close the current gaps in dental use and expenditure between insured and uninsured older Americans.
Objectives To quantify the cost savings of palliative care (PC) and identify differences in savings according to team structure, patient diagnosis, and timing of consult.
Objective To assess the impact of a 2008 dose-based prior authorization policy for Massachusetts Medicaid beneficiaries using buprenorphine + naloxone for opioid addiction treatment.
Objective To examine receipt of early childhood caries preventive services (ECCPS) in two states’ Medicaid programs before and after the implementation of reimbursement to medical primary care providers (M-PCPs).
Objective To demonstrate how expanding services covered by a bundled payment can also expand variation in the costs of treating patients under the bundle, using the Medicare dialysis program as an example.
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Objective To estimate the causal effect of a Michigan peer counselor (PC) breastfeeding support program for low-income women on infant health outcomes.
Objective To develop and validate Medicare claims-based approaches for identifying abnormal screening mammography interpretation.