This 2002 survey queried Maryland nurses about workplace issues and highlighted the importance of compensation packages in recruiting and retaining nurses. The Hilltop Institute (as the Center for Health Program Development and Management) prepared this follow-up report on strategies for enhancing the compensation packages offered to nurses.

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Established by the Maryland General Assembly and the Governor, the Maryland Caregivers Support Coordinating Council listens to the concerns of caregivers and facilitates the development of new resources and programs that address caregiver needs. This publication reports on Council activities, accomplishments, and future plans.

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Conducted by The Hilltop Institute (as the Center for Health Program Development and Management) for the Maryland Statewide Commission on the Crisis in Nursing, this survey queried more than 1,500 Maryland nurses about their working environment, compensation, and career satisfaction. This survey led to a follow-up report on strategies for enhancing the compensation packages offered to nurses.

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This evaluation of the Maryland HealthChoice program, which began in 1997, assesses the program’s success relative to its original goals and stakeholders’ expectations. The study uses a mix of quantitative data (e.g., encounter data and Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission data) and qualitative data (e.g., community forums and focus groups) to assess the performance of Maryland’s Medicaid managed care program.

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The success of federal and state efforts to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities is very much dependent on the involvement of Medicaid programs and the availability of quality Medicaid data. This primer is intended to promote collaboration between Medicaid and public health agencies by highlighting key issues in sharing Medicaid data and illustrating successful joint initiatives where Medicaid data helped to improve service delivery.

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This working paper on nurses’ workplace issues, prepared by The Hilltop Institute (as the Center for Health Program Development and Management) for the Maryland Statewide Commission on the Crisis in Nursing, reviews the literature and integrates the deliberations of the Commission to illuminate the work-life issues of greatest concern to the nursing profession. It also provided the basis for the workplace survey, which queried more than 1,500 Maryland nurses about their working environment, compensation, and career satisfaction. The survey highlighted the importance of compensation in recruiting and retaining nurses, resulting in a third report prepared by Hilltop on strategies for enhancing the compensation packages offered to nurses.

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This survey of 1,500 Maryland physicians, mandated by the Maryland General Assembly, examined the experience of physicians in the managed care environment and particularly the experience of minority physicians. Physicians were queried about network participation, racial and ethnic discrimination by managed care organizations, and satisfaction with income.

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This telephone survey of 1,500 non-institutionalized Maryland residents between the ages of 40 and 70 queried respondents about financial planning for retirement, health-related behaviors, access to sources of information on retirement and long-term care, and knowledge and perceptions of long-term care insurance. Survey findings are presented in four monographs and a technical appendix.

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This telephone survey of 1,500 non-institutionalized Maryland residents between the ages of 40 and 70 queried respondents about financial planning for retirement, health-related behaviors, access to sources of information on retirement and long-term care, and knowledge and perceptions of long-term care insurance. Survey findings are presented in four monographs and a technical appendix.

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This telephone survey of 1,500 non-institutionalized Maryland residents between the ages of 40 and 70 queried respondents about financial planning for retirement, health-related behaviors, access to sources of information on retirement and long-term care, and knowledge and perceptions of long-term care insurance. Survey findings are presented in four monographs and a technical appendix.

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