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.
January 8, 2019