Principal Data Scientist Morgan Henderson, PhD, presented his research in this poster at the 2022 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) held June 4-7, 2022, in Washington DC. In addition, he served as an expert on a panel that discussed working in the field of health services research.

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Data Scientist Leigh Goetschius, PhD, presented her research in this poster at the 2022 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) held June 4-7, 2022, in Washington DC.

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The Maryland Medicaid Dental Program Chart Book outlines the demographics and service utilization for individuals enrolled in the Maryland Medicaid Dental Program. This chart book provides information about program participants who received services in calendar year (CY) 2015 through CY 2019.

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Follow-up visits within 7 days of an emergency department (ED) visit related to opioid use disorder (OUD) is a key measure of treatment quality, but we know little about its protective effect on future opioid-related overdoses. The objective of this article is to examine the rate of 7-day follow-up after an OUD-related ED visit and the association with future overdoses.

Senior Policy Analyst Shamis Mohamoud was part of the Medicaid Outcomes Distributed Research Network (MODRN) team of authors of this article published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.

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This report describes the services The Hilltop Institute provided to the Maryland Department of Health (the Department) under the Master Agreement between Hilltop and the Department. The report covers fiscal year (FY) 2021 (July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021). Hilltop’s interdisciplinary staff provided a wide range of services, including Medicaid program development and policy analysis; HealthChoice program support, evaluation, and financial analysis; long-term services and supports program development, policy analysis, and financial analytics; and data management and web-accessible database development.

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In this report, Hilltop discusses the findings of its empirical studies to identify the need for developing a health information exchange solution to bridge the information gap during transitions between LTSS and acute care settings among the population of over 100,000 individuals who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid in the state of Maryland.

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Enacted in 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) gave states the option to expand their Medicaid programs by extending eligibility to almost all adults under age 65 with income below 138% of the federal poverty level (FPL). As of December 2021, Mississippi was 1 of 12 states that has not expanded its Medicaid program. In order to provide state policymakers with the latest available evidence on the potential impact of Medicaid expansion, the Center for Mississippi Health Policy commissioned The Hilltop Institute to conduct a study on the likely effects of Medicaid expansion on Mississippi’s Medicaid program, state budget, wider economy, and providers. This report provides a summary of the study findings. A more detailed technical report is also available.

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Enacted in 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) gave states the option to expand their Medicaid programs by extending eligibility to almost all adults under age 65 with income below 138% of the federal poverty level (FPL). As of December 2021, Mississippi was 1 of 12 states that has not expanded its Medicaid program. In order to provide state policymakers with the latest available evidence on the potential impact of Medicaid expansion, the Center for Mississippi Health Policy commissioned The Hilltop Institute to conduct a study on the likely effects of Medicaid expansion on Mississippi’s Medicaid program, state budget, wider economy, and providers. This technical report presents the findings of this study in full detail. A summary report is also available.

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This annual report, written for the UMBC community, provides an overview of key projects and staff accomplishments for FYs 2020 and 2021.

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This chart book explores utilization and expenditures for Medicaid-funded long-term services and supports (LTSS) in Maryland for state fiscal years (FYs) 2015 through 2019. The focus of this chart book is on Medicaid nursing facility services, with one chapter that illustrates Maryland’s efforts at providing home and community-based services (HCBS) to an increasing number of Medicaid recipients who may otherwise be served in nursing facilities.

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