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CGTN, In The Media: Shortage of medical supplies for addressing COVID-19 is a challenge. Marianne Udow-Phillips explains.

In an interview with China Global Television Network anchor Elaine Reyes, Marianne Udow-Phillips, founding executive director of the Center for Health and Research Transformation at the University of Michigan, spoke to the challenges faced by hospitals and caregivers and the importance of managing the supply of medical equipment and drugs to treat COVID-19. “Much of the focus is on mitigation …

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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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In The Media, USA Today: Udow-Phillips weighs in on gravity of drug shortages as coronavirus disrupts supply chain

With coronavirus striking the global east, Nathan Bomey of USA Today turned to CHRT for an article about U.S. reliance on the global pharmaceutical manufacturing supply chain. The article notes that overseas coronavirus-related logistics slowdowns pose a threat to domestic drug supplies, because of closed factories and policy changes in India and China. Weighing in on the gravity of the …

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In The Media: Michigan Health Endowment Fund releases national directory of recommended evaluation partners, including CHRT

“Evaluation can be a powerful tool to inform decision-making and ensure that scarce resources are used effectively,” writes the Michigan Health Endowment Fund in a recently released directory of evaluation partners that includes the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT). The document lists 27 consulting firms–some in Michigan, others in California, Georgia, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Washington, DC–that the …

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The Atlantic: Moniz in The Atlantic: The High Cost of Having a Baby in America

“This is the kind of money that causes people to go into debt.” CHRT Health Policy Fellow Dr. Michelle Moniz Research by Michelle Moniz, a 2018 CHRT Health Policy Fellow, is cited in “The High Cost of Having a Baby in America” by Olga Khazan for The Atlantic. Vaginal deliveries, the researchers found, cost women an average of about $4,314 …

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Consumer Reports, The Washington Post: Hearing aids might reduce dementia risk says research by Elham Mahmoudi, a 2019 Health Policy Fellow

“The new study also suggests using hearing aids might help delay the onset of dementia in some people, and it’s the largest study to date to look at this possible connection.” CHRT Health Policy Fellow Dr. Elham Mahmoudi Research by Elham Mahmoudi, a 2019 CHRT Health Policy Fellow, is cited in “Research into the health effects of hearing loss suggests …

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Bridge Magazine: Rheingans in “Michigan finds some success fighting opiate crisis on front line: emergency rooms”

“The biggest challenge that ER docs have is that if somebody is ready for treatment, there’s not a place for them to go. Treatment can be different things for different people.” Carrie Rheingans, acting human services director, CHRT Carrie Rheingans, acting human services director, is quoted in this Bridge Michigan article by Ted Roelofs. “A couple of months ago, Detroit …

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Lansing State Journal: Riba in “Michigan is facing a shortage of primary care doctors. Where does that leave patients?”

“… the length of time it takes people to get in to primary care. I think that’s a real issue.”   Melissa Riba   Carol Thompson of the Lansing State Journal notes that according to CHRT Research and Evaluation Director Melissa Riba, “over 80 percent of Michigan’s primary care physicians indicated they could take new patients” and 87 percent of patients “said they …

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Michigan Radio: Subscribe to your doctor? A new model for medical care is catching doctors’ attention

“How do we better support primary care so we have viable numbers of primary care physicians for the future?”   Marianne Udow-Phillips   “Before insurance companies, and co-pays, and filing claims, the relationship between doctors and patients was simple,” notes Michigan Radio. “Those who needed medical care would visit their doctor’s office or request a house call. Once that care was …

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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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