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.

Bulletin: Hospital Price Transparency. Will It Lead to Lower Prices?

The New York Times partnered with Hilltop researchers Morgan Henderson and Morgane Mouslim for a front-page article and a companion article in its Sunday, August 22, 2021 edition on hospital pricing. In a new HillTopic post, Hilltop Executive Director Cynthia Woodcock discusses the issue of hospital price transparency and Drs. Henderson and Mouslim’s research.

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Bulletin: Hilltop Report Informs Maryland’s Deliberations to Increase State Funding for Home and Community-Based Services

Although Maryland has made substantial progress in “rebalancing” Medicaid expenditures for long-term services and supports from institutional care to home and community-based services (HCBS) and the number of individuals who are using HCBS has increased, program availability is limited and registries of individuals seeking these services remain long.

In a new HillTopic post, Executive Director Cynthia Woodcock discusses this issue and introduces a just-published Hilltop report on this topic that was presented to the Joint Chairmen of the Maryland General Assembly.

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Bulletin: Hilltop Welcomes New Chief Actuary

The Hilltop Institute is pleased to welcome Todd Switzer as Chief Actuary and Director of Rate Setting and Financial Analysis. In this role, Switzer will lead Hilltop’s work with the Maryland Department of Health to develop risk-adjusted capitation payments for health plans participating in HealthChoice, Maryland’s Medicaid managed care program, which insures over 1.3 million Marylanders. Switzer will join Hilltop on June 1.

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