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ASPE produces health policy research with a focus on equity, coverage, and access. Find resources related to a broad range of topics, including the uninsured population, vaccine hesitancy, Medicaid/CHIP, Medicare, the federal marketplace (HealthCare.gov), telehealth, health care delivery, underserved areas, delivery system transformation, health outcomes, and social determinants of health.

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National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Progress Report: Year 4

February 13, 2020
Antibiotic Resistance continues to pose a significant threat to our Nation’s public health. To coordinate and enhance the public health response to this threat, the U.S. Government developed the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB). The CARB Task Force is co-chaired by HHS, USDA, and DOD.
ASPE Issue Brief

Individuals' Awareness of a Dementia Diagnosis Issue Brief

February 11, 2020
This study examined the characteristics of people who do not report having a diagnosis of dementia, despite a documented diagnosis by a health care provider, to health understand the factors that may contributed to their lack of awareness or failure to report. Understanding these factors is a key to taking steps to increasing awareness.
ASPE Issue Brief

Implications of Alternative Methods of Identifying Populations with Dementia Issue Brief

February 11, 2020
This study sought to identify the amount of overlap among three methods of identifying people with dementia, and to obtain national estimates of the number of people with dementia. It also explored key characteristics of people identified as having dementia by the various methods, to understand potential causes and implications of differences for policy and practice.
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Functional Trajectories at the End of Life for Individuals with Dementia Issue Brief

February 9, 2020
Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, is a neurocognitive disease affecting an individual’s cognitive function and behavior. Dementia is a leading cause of death and is particularly prevalent at the end of life (EOL) in older adults.

ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT CAREGIVERS: FINAL REPORT

February 9, 2020
As the nation ages and more individuals live longer with chronic illness and disabilities, the need for long-term services and supports (LTSS) will rise.

Functional Trajectories at the End of Life for Individuals with Dementia: Final Report

February 9, 2020
Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, is a neurocognitive disease affecting an individual’s cognitive function and behavior. Dementia is a leading cause of death and is particularly prevalent at the end of life (EOL) in older adults.

Using Audit Log Data to Assess EHR Burden

February 6, 2020
Electronic health records (EHRs) have been widely adopted in the United States, but there is growing concern that they have unintentionally burdened clinicians, inhibiting their ability to deliver health care efficiently and effectively.

STATE LICENSURE FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER COUNSELING: IMPLICATIONS FOR BILLING ELIGIBILITY

November 30, 2019
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the barriers to and facilitators of licensing, credentialing, and insurance reimbursement for SUD treatment providers across the nation.

CREDENTIALING, LICENSING, AND REIMBURSEMENT OF THE SUD WORKFORCE: A REVIEW OF POLICIES AND PRACTICES ACROSS THE NATION

November 30, 2019
CREDENTIALING, LICENSING, AND REIMBURSEMENT OF THE SUD WORKFORCE: A REVIEW OF POLICIES AND PRACTICES ACROSS THE NATION Nilufer Isvan, Rachael Gerber, David Hughes, Kristin Battis, and Evan Anderson Human Services Research Institute John O'Brien
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CREDENTIALING SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER COUNSELORS: THE NEED FOR UNIFORM STANDARDS ISSUE BRIEF

November 30, 2019
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the barriers to and facilitators of licensing, credentialing, and insurance reimbursement for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers across the nation.