This infographic describes the Hilltop Pre-AH Model, its development, and its use.
The cash prices for emergency department facility fees are associated with various hospital and regional characteristics. Principal Data Scientist Morgan Henderson, PhD, and Policy Analyst Morgane Mouslim, ScM, DVM, conducted a study published in Health Affairs that uses newly released standard charge data, now available because of a 2021 hospital price transparency regulation mandating that almost all hospitals across the country disclose previously confidential data on the prices that they charge for the items and services they provide.
This chart book, prepared for the Maryland Department of Health, compares the FY 2022 Medicaid reimbursement rates of Maryland and its surrounding states with Maryland’s Medicare fee schedule for CY 2021 for the Baltimore region. The surrounding states included in this study are Washington, DC; Delaware; Pennsylvania; Virginia; and West Virginia.
In 1997, Maryland implemented HealthChoice—a statewide mandatory Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) managed care program—under authority of a waiver through §1115 of the Social Security Act. The provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that went into effect in 2014 marked another milestone by extending quality coverage to many more Marylanders with low income by calendar year (CY) 2018. Over 20 years after its launch, HealthChoice covered close to 90 percent of the state’s Medicaid and Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP) populations.
The Hilltop Institute, on behalf of the Maryland Department of Health (the Department), evaluates the program annually; this evaluation covers the period from CY 2016 through CY 2020.
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.
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) 2016 through CY 2020.
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.
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.
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.
Intentional injury (both self-harm and interpersonal) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, yet there are little data on the per-person cost of caring for these patients. The Affordable Care Act has made Medicaid the primary payor of intentional injury care (39%) in the United States and the ideal source of cost data for these patients. This study sought to determine the total and per-person long-term cost of intentional injury among Maryland Medicaid recipients.
Senior Director of Research and Analytics/Chief Data Scientist Ian Stockwell, PhD co-authored this article published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.