News & Bulletins

The Hilltop Institute periodically posts news items and issues electronic bulletins to disseminate information about Hilltop activities and publications. Below are the three most recent. Go to the News and Bulletin Archive, below, to view previous posts.

Hilltop Researcher Publishes Article on Costs of Tobacco-Related Illness in The Conversation

Hilltop researcher Charles Betley has just published an article on the costs of tobacco-related illness to the Mississippi Medicaid program in the online daily newsletter, The Conversation. Betley and fellow researchers conducted a study for the Center for Mississippi Health Policy in which they employed a different, more specific method than using national estimates to reach their findings. These findings were published in a Hilltop report and also in a Center for Mississippi Health Policy issue brief.

Read the article here.

04/15/2019

Bulletin: Hilltop to Design and Implement Model to Predict Individuals’ Risk of Avoidable Hospitalizations

The Hilltop Institute at UMBC has entered into an interagency agreement with the Maryland Primary Care Program (MDPCP) to design and implement a model that will predict the risk of avoidable hospitalizations for individuals in Maryland’s Medicare population.

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02/04/2019

Bulletin: Hilltop Studies the Costs to Medicaid Attributable to Tobacco Use

The Hilltop Institute has just completed a study funded by the Center for Mississippi Health Policy titled Estimating the Costs to Mississippi Medicaid Attributable to Tobacco. To conduct the study, Hilltop researchers analyzed Mississippi Medicaid claims data and quantified the financial impact of tobacco use on Mississippi’s Medicaid program. Hilltop Executive Director Cynthia Woodcock was principal investigator and Senior Policy Analyst Charles Betley was project manager.

The Center for Mississippi Health Policy also published an issue brief that summarizes the study methodology and elaborates on the policy considerations.

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01/08/2019