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CHRT ED talks Medicaid work requirements with Crain’s Detroit Business

CHRT Executive Director Marianne Udow-Phillips spoke with Crain’s Detroit Business about a recently introduced bill, Senate Bill 897, that proposes 30-hour per week work requirements for Michigan’s Medicaid recipients. In “Bill package would add work requirements, limit time, and block-grant Medicaid,” a March 9 article by Jay Greene, Udow-Phillips describes the cost of administering and enforcing work requirements across the state, the fact …

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Study Suggests Policy Solutions Could Tame Skyrocketing Specialty Drug Costs Michigan

Prescription drug costs are the fastest growing component of total U.S. health care costs, with the increase in retail prescription drug spending (12%) outpacing overall health care spending (5%) in 2014 Spending on specialty drugs—which are used to treat complex, chronic medical conditions and typically require special handling, administration, and monitoring—is a significant component of drug spending, amounting to 22 …

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Study Shows ACA Medicaid Expansion Increased Access to Substance Use Services: Medicaid expansion particularly important in face of opioid crisis

A study released by the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) shows that the Medicaid expansion provided additional support to people who need substance use services—an increasing number of people in light of the opioid crisis. The study examined the impact of the ACA Medicaid expansion on public mental health and substance use services in three demographically-similar Midwestern states: …

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Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) becomes new home for Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance

The Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation (CHRT), an independent nonprofit impact organization housed at the University of Michigan, is the new host organization for the Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance (MiCHWA), an organization that works to advance and train community health workers across the state and achieve policies that lead to sustainable financing of CHW programs. As part of …

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CHRT to develop tool assessing capacity of statewide Choosing Wisely® efforts

The Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation (CHRT), in collaboration with the University of Michigan’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI),  received a $55,380 grant from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation to develop a tool to help assess a state’s capacity to launch a statewide Choosing Wisely® campaign. An initiative of the ABIM Foundation in partnership …

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Detroit Free Press: Why health care bills leave poor, sick behind

CHRT Director Marianne Udow-Phillips explains why neither the U.S. House of Representatives’ American Health Care Act nor the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act is a repeal and replacement of the ACA.

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