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In The Media, State of Reform: Nancy Baum’s Q&A with “State of Reform”

Nancy Baum, CHRT’s health policy directory answered a Q&A for “State of Reform.” She discusses CHRT’s latest research projects, behavioral health legislation, and the future of Medicaid enrollment in Michigan.

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We’re launching a community integrated health network for senior services in Southeast Michigan and beyond

The Center for Health and Research Transformation at the University of Michigan has recently received grants from the federal Administration for Community Living and the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation to expand and enhance a local collaborative that provides medically tailored meals, and referrals to home and community-based services, to vulnerable seniors and individuals with disabilities.

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New Health Equity Project aims to significantly reduce health disparities for vulnerable residents in five Michigan counties

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has pledged to provide a $9 million Medicaid match to launch a new Health Equity Project in five Michigan counties.   The Health Equity Project aims to help these counties reduce health disparities associated with pressing social needs such as housing instability, food insecurity, transportation, health system complexity, and other socioeconomic factors …

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In The Media, Journal of General Internal Medicine: The effects of case management on ED use: CHRT research published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine

In a new piece published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, Predictive model-driven hotspotting to decrease emergency department visits: A randomized controlled trial, Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT) staff report the results of the largest randomized trial examining the effects of case management on emergency department (ED) use. The study was conducted by faculty and staff from Northeastern …

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In The Media, MLive: In Mlive, Marianne Udow-Phillips says the biggest impact of the ACA on Michiganders’ lives is increased insurance coverage

In the MLive article, Obamacare case before Supreme Court today has huge implications for Michigan residents, experts say, Julie Mack highlights the impact of the ACA on Michiganders and what could happen if the ACA was repealed following a Supreme Court decision. Healthy Michigan, the state’s Medicaid expansion program, has covered “14 percent of the state’s population age 19 to …

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WDET-FM: Detroit Today discusses health care and the 2020 election with guests, Marianne Udow-Phillips and Yasmeen Abutaleb

In an October podcast, “In 2020, Healthcare is Top of Mind for Most Voters,” Detroit Today host Stephen Henderson interviews Marianne Udow-Phillips about health care and the 2020 presidential election. “Health care is second only to the economy when it comes to issues that will influence Americans’ vote in November,” says Henderson. Both the 2020 presidential election and the COVID-19 …

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In The Media, Webinar: Marianne Udow-Phillips discusses the impact and future of the ACA during 10th anniversary panel

During a virtual panel in October 2020 moderated by John Z. Ayanian, the director of the University of Michigan’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI), and Dr. Howard Markel, the director of the University of Michigan’s Center for the History of Medicine, Marianne Udow-Phillips discussed the Affordable Care Act’s “impacts to date, and its potential future.” The panel, which …

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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 for Medicaid transformation office, value-based reimbursement

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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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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