This chart book compares the Medicaid reimbursement rates of Maryland and its surrounding states with Maryland’s Medicare fee schedule. The surrounding states included in this study are Pennsylvania; West Virginia; Virginia; Washington, DC; and Delaware.

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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) 2017 (July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017). 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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Hilltop staff made several presentations at the 2017 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) in New Orleans. At the State Health Research and Policy Interest Group Meeting on June 24, Senior Policy Analyst Charles Betley, MA, presented this poster. Because Maryland is among the 13 states that only cover emergency dental benefits for adults, this research sought to estimate the cost to Maryland to expand Medicaid dental coverage for adults in order to cover a broader range of services.

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Hilltop staff made several presentations at the 2015 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) held June 13 through June 15 in Minneapolis. Senior Policy Analyst Laura A. Spicer, MA, presented this poster at a State Health Research and Policy Interest Group poster session on June 13. The poster addresses Medicaid total cost of care in the era of Maryland’s hospital payment reform.

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This is the eleventh issue brief in a series published by the Hospital Community Benefit Program. This brief discusses the fact that payment reform focusing on value and quality is driving change that is redefining the hospital’s role in the continuum of care and the health of the broader population. This brief also identifies opportunities for state policymakers to encourage the evolution of hospital community benefit policy in ways that complement and support the realignment of the hospital business model, proactively address the social determinants of health, and ultimately improve the health of the entire community.

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The Hilltop Institute, under agreement with the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, has developed a Health Care Reform Simulation Model. The simulation model projects enrollment in the various health care coverage programs mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). It also projects increases in health care expenditures and estimates the economic impact of implementing the ACA on the state of Maryland through fiscal year (FY) 2020.

 

The simulation model projects the flow of new funds through the state economy resulting from the provision of health care coverage to newly insured individuals. Furthermore, the simulation model uses a standard economic analysis technique to forecast additional economic activity that will be generated from implementing the ACA.

 

The Simulation Model Projections show the economic impact of the ACA.

 

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The Hilltop Institute, under agreement with the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, has developed a Health Care Reform Simulation Model. The simulation model projects enrollment in the various health care coverage programs mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). It also projects increases in health care expenditures and estimates the economic impact of implementing the ACA on the state of Maryland through fiscal year (FY) 2020.

 

The simulation model projects the flow of new funds through the state economy resulting from the provision of health care coverage to newly insured individuals. Furthermore, the simulation model uses a standard economic analysis technique to forecast additional economic activity that will be generated from implementing the ACA.

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Pursuant to SB 481 (Chapter 464 of the Acts of 2002), the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (the Department) created an annual process to set the fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursement rates for Maryland Medicaid and the Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP) in a manner that ensures provider participation. The law directs the Department to submit an annual report to the Governor and various House and Senate committees addressing the progress of the rate-setting process; a comparison of Maryland Medicaid’s reimbursement rates with those of other states; the schedule for adjusting Maryland’s reimbursement rates; and the estimated costs of implementing the above schedule and proposed changes to the FFS reimbursement rates. This is the Department’s annual report dated December 2013.

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Senior Policy Analysts Aaron Tripp, MSW, and Barbara Holt, PhD, presented this poster at the Gerontological Society of America’s (GSA’s) 66th Annual Scientific Meeting held November 20-24, 2013, in New Orleans.

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At the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting on June 24, 2013, in Baltimore, Maryland, Hilltop Senior Research Analyst Michael Abrams, MPH, gave this podium presentation, at which he discussed his findings that cost savings of approximately $1,000 per member per year are correlated with coordination of care efforts targeting persons with substance use disorders.

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