In The Media, MLive: Bartholomew discusses the healthcare system changes proposed by Democratic presidential candidates

Ryan Bartholomew, a health policy analyst at CHRT, offers insight on the different approaches to improving our healthcare system proposed by Presidential hopefuls Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders in “How Democratic Presidential candidates want to change health care.” “The largest benefit is if you are a fan of the private health insurance marketplace,” says Bartholomew of Biden’s proposal. “If you …

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Crain's Detroit Business, In The Media: Udow-Phillips discusses Michigan proposal to create Medicaid transformation office, move to a more “value-based” system

Marianne Udow-Phillips, CHRT’s founding executive director, shares her reaction to Michigan’s proposal to create a new Medicaid transformation office to move Medicaid toward a more “value-based” reimbursement system. “The Michigan Medicaid program now performs pretty well on the cost side of the equation, but where are those areas for improvement?” asks Udow-Phillips. “We do not do well on infant mortality. …

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Rapidly improving Healthy Michigan Plan work requirements reporting protocols

Client(s): Michigan Department of Health and Human Services with funding from the Metro Health Foundation

Michigan is set to implement a new work requirements policy for Medicaid enrollees in January 2020. This will impact approximately 681,000 individuals enrolled in the Healthy Michigan Plan. While many HMP enrollees who are subject to the new work requirements already meet the requirements or will qualify for exemptions, 61 percent will be required to report their activities each month, leading to unnecessary loss of Medicaid coverage.

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Bridge Magazine: Budget fight looms over changes in Medicaid mental health in Michigan

“How we should deliver mental health services in Michigan is really a crucial issue. It’s a core question that is still on the table.”   Marianne Udow-Phillips September 27th, 2019 “Mental health advocates are pressing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to veto budget provisions they say could “irreparably damage” care for 300,000 low-income people in Michigan with serious mental illness or developmental …

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How to fund community health workers: Lapedis in New England Journal of Medicine

In Realizing the value of community health workers–new opportunities for sustainable financing, a New England Journal of Medicine Perspectives piece, CHRT’s SIM Project Manager Jeremy Lapedis and colleagues from Poverty Solutions and the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation describe new mechanisms for financing community health workers far into the future. “CHW-led interventions have been shown to be both effective …

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Michigan Physician Survey – Primary Care Physicians in Michigan

CHRT has been surveying primary care physicians (PCPs) in Michigan since 2012—tracking key trends in practice patterns, capacity, payer mix and care team composition. Our latest survey also asked physicians about care continuity and Medicaid work requirements legislation (a full analysis can be found here). PCPs are a key component of a successful, high quality healthcare system. As the baby-boomer …

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From Healthcare to Health: Our 2018 Annual Report

(Download our 2018 Annual Report) Every day, CHRT works with a dozen community partners, health systems, and health plans to address the social determinants of health in Livingston and Washtenaw Counties. How? By applying and testing evidence-based best practices; by working to integrate health care and social services; and by fostering a culture of continuous improvement. Our 2018 annual report, …

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Projected Impacts of Medicaid Work Requirements: An Overview of Current State Proposals

As of January 2019, 14 states have submitted proposals to the federal government requesting permission to establish work requirements in their Medicaid programs. To date, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved Medicaid work requirements for seven states, and two states (Arkansas and Indiana) have begun implementing these requirements for Medicaid beneficiaries. In June 2018, Michigan …

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Rate Analysis: 2019 Health Insurance Marketplace

December 15 is the deadline to get health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act. People shopping for health coverage willl be interested to know that premium increases in 2019 are far lower than in recent years, and in some rural and urban Michigan counties certain levels of coverage cost less than last year. Get the details, including county-by-county rates, …

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Cover Michigan Survey: Use of Health Care Benefits in Michigan

Data from the Center for Health and Research Transformation’s (CHRT) 2018 Cover Michigan Survey show health benefits that Michiganders with health insurance coverage have used in the past year (1)Survey participants were asked whether or not they or other family members covered by their plans used each health care benefit in the past 12 months.. Detail on the Cover Michigan …

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1. Survey participants were asked whether or not they or other family members covered by their plans used each health care benefit in the past 12 months.