Publications

Publications

Access to health care in Michigan: Results from CHRT’s latest Cover Michigan Survey

The Center for Health and Research Transformation’s (CHRT) 2018 Cover Michigan Survey asked Michigan residents about their experiences in accessing health care, specifically how easy or difficult it was to get appointments with different providers. The Cover Michigan Survey found that two factors—the presence of primary care providers (PCP), and whether or not people had a medical home—figured prominently in …

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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. This overview examines the …

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Managed long-term services and supports: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services research report

In the 2017-2018 state budget, the Michigan Legislature asked the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to explore implementing managed long-term services and supports (LTSS). The department hired the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT), Health Policy Matters (HPM), and Public Sector Consultants (PSC) to conduct an analysis of the state’s existing long-term services and supports system …

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Health Insurance Marketplace 2019: Rate Analysis

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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Quick Facts: Chronic Pain in Michigan

Not everyone suffers from chronic pain in Michigan, but many people do. Our Cover Michigan Survey found that more than 35 percent of the state’s residents say they experienced chronic pain which limited their lives or work within the last year. This is similar result to research finding at least 30% of Americans report suffering from chronic pain. These infographics …

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Michigan at a crossroads: CHRT highlights key health policy issues for the incoming gubernatorial administration

The Michigan government has jurisdiction over a wide array of health policy issues. From the regulation of insurance products, to oversight of the state’s Medicaid program, to investing in local public health efforts, Michigan policymakers craft policies and budgets that impact the health of millions of Michiganders. This brief provides an overview of four key and timely health policy topics: …

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Learning health for Michigan: The path forward

In the United States, health care purchasers, consumers, and policymakers are demanding improvements in the quality and efficiency of medical care. A promising approach to meet this demand is the development of what is known as a learning health system (LHS). A learning health system has the capability to continuously study and improve itself. Among many types of benefits it …

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Changes to Healthy Michigan Plan and Medicaid work requirements

New Michigan Medicaid work requirements and changes to the Healthy Michigan Plan were signed into law on Friday, June 22 and will begin to take effect in 2020. The major changes to the Healthy Michigan Plan are: The new law has added work requirements for non-exempt enrollees, while the previous plan had no work requirements. Previously, Healthy Michigan enrollees with …

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A Consumer’s Guide to New Michigan Medicaid Work Requirements

New Michigan Medicaid work requirements were signed into law on Friday, June 22, and will begin to take effect in 2020. The new law changes the Healthy Michigan Plan, and 700,000 people will be directly impacted. Of the 2.5 million Michiganders who receive Medicaid coverage, 1.8 million traditional Medicaid enrollees are exempt. The program will start January 1, 2020. Michigan’s …

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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.