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Access to Services and Benefits & Services Integration

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Research Brief

Equity Considerations for Delivering Human Services Virtually

August 30, 2021
Virtual human services delivery has the potential to improve long-standing disparities in service access and outcomes. This brief highlights emerging lessons from the field, identifying considerations for programs to advance equity across all elements of service delivery. Related Products

Persons in Low-Income Households Have Less Access to Internet Services

March 22, 2021
This factsheet presents estimates of access to internet services for low-income families, as well as differences by demographic characteristics and geography. Key takeaways include:
Report

Availability of Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Areas of High Foster Care Increases

April 26, 2020
Parental opioid use disorder (OUD) is a risk factor for the maltreatment of children and placement into foster care. Opioid agonist therapy (OAT) is an evidence-based treatment for OUD using medications such as methadone and buprenorphine. OAT can help parents enter recovery and reduce the risk of maltreatment, and potentially improve child welfare outcomes.
Report to Congress

Report to Congress: Prescription Drugs: Innovation, Spending, and Patient Access

September 25, 2019
This Report responded to a request from the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations.

Analysis of Pathways to Dual Eligible Status: Final Report

May 8, 2019
Zhanlian Feng, PhD,Alison Vadnais, MHS, Emily Vreeland, BA, Susan Haber, PhD, Joshua Wiener, PhD, and Bob Baker, BA RTI International Printer Friendly Version in PDF Format (46 PDF pages)

Loss of Medicare-Medicaid Dual Eligible Status: Frequency, Contributing Factors and Implications

May 8, 2019
This paper seeks to document the frequency of Medicaid coverage loss among full-benefit dual eligible beneficiaries and identify potential causes for coverage loss. For dual eligible beneficiaries, the loss of full-benefit Medicaid coverage is of concern because most of them do not have an alternative source of health insurance for the services covered by full-benefit Medicaid.

Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration Program: Impacts on Health Care Utilization, Cost, and Quality

March 28, 2019
This report describes an extension of the RAND Corporation's evaluation of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) grants program.

The Costs and Benefits of Expanding Hepatitis C Screening in the Indian Health Service

October 23, 2018
The Indian Health Service (IHS) serves approximately 2.2 million American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people in the U.S. According to surveillance data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, AI/AN populations have the highest incidence of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) and the highest rate of HCV-related mortality relative to other racial and ethnic groups.
Environmental Scan

Types and Costs of Services for Dual Beneficiaries by Medicare Advantage Health Plans: An Environmental Scan

October 14, 2018
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uses the Star Rating program to measure the quality of Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, publicly report plan performance, and determine quality bonus payments and rebates for MA plans.

Strategies by Federally-Funded Health Centers to Facilitate Patient Access to Specialty Care

May 23, 2018
This report summarizes findings from a small qualitative study of six health centers that are pursuing a diverse range of approaches to facilitating specialty care for patients.