The Affordable Care Act and associated regulatory changes may substantially affect the individual and small group markets for health insurance. This study uses public data obtained from websites of state insurance regulators to assess increases in the premium rates for major medical insurance policies in the individual and small group markets in 2
Homeless Children: Update on Research, Policy, Programs, and Opportunities. Mental health and behavior
As shown in Table 2 Part C, 11 studies reviewed by Buckner (2005, 2008) examined children’s mental health and behavior. Nine studies used maternal reports of both internalizing symptoms (such as depression and anxiety) and externalizing symptoms (disruptive behavior) on the Child Behavior Checklist. Six studies additionally used child reports of
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. “Evaluation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Final Report.” December 2007. Accessed 3 March 2013 from http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/uspstf/index.html#contents
Screening for Domestic Violence in Health Care Settings. Reasons for Screening in Health Care Settings
Domestic violence is prevalent among women
In light of recent policy changes in support of domestic violence screening in health care settings, this policy brief presents the state of practice and research on this preventive service. The brief discusses reasons for screening in health care settings, the current prevalence of screening and reasons this prevalence is relatively low, existing
Trends in Premiums in the Small Group and Individual Insurance Markets, 2008-2011. Approval Rates of State Regulators
Many filings in prior approval states record both the carrier’s initial proposed rate increase and the increase ultimately enacted. In most cases proposed rate increases were approved without modification by the state’s regulatory agency. For the purposes of these analyses, rate increases that were approved with or without modification are con
Aizer, A. “Low Take-Up in Medicaid: Does Outreach Matter and for Whom?” AEA Papers and Proceedings, vol. 93 , no. 2, May 2003, pp. 238 –241. Bansak, C., and S. Raphael. “The Effects of State Policy Design Features on Take-Up and Crowd-Out Rates for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.” Journal of Policy Analysis and Man
To build a national database, NORC attempted to collect rate filings submitted by issuers of comprehensive major medical insurance products to state regulators from 2008 to 2011. 15 As noted above, to our knowledge, this is the first study that attempts to build a national database of carrier rate filings. As a result, NORC and its subcontractor,
I’d like to wrap up this discussion by learning more about your program’s successes and challenges. In general, how is the partnership with the River Region Human Services going? What aspects of the partnership have been the most successful? What challenges, if any, have you encountered as part of your collaboration on this IHHP program
We are interested in learning more about how your agency is involved in community planning activities and processes. In what way(s) is the Health Planning Council involved, if at all, in the following in community/state planning activities?
We are interested in understanding better your process for data collection. Who handles the program’s data management duties? Please describe how the program collects and tracks client-level demographic, service use, and program outcome data, including HIV/AIDS status? FOLLOW UP:
How is housing assistance coordinated with medical care through the Health Planning Council’s IHHP program? Does the program have any formal or informal arrangements with health care providers to coordinate housing assistance and medical care? FOLLOW UP:
Let’s discuss the program’s services and the integration of housing and HIV care.
Analysis of Integrated HIV Housing and Care Services. E. Client Intake, Enrollment, and Care Planning
Let’s discuss the program’s intake, enrollment, and care planning processes. Please describe the intake and enrollment process. How do staff members determine whether an individual is eligible to enroll in the program? Please describe the client assessment and care planning process. Which staff lead the care planning process? For exampl
We are interested in understanding how the Health Planning Council’s IHHP grant-related activities are being staffed. How many staff work in the program, and in what positions/roles? What percent of their time is spent on the program? PROBES:
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Thank you for agreeing to participate in this discussion. My name is Meg Hargreaves and I work for Mathematica Policy Research, an independent research firm. As you know, Mathematica Policy Research and Cloudburst are conducting a study for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluati
I’d like to wrap up this discussion by learning more about your program’s successes and challenges. In general, how is IHHP grant program going? What aspects of the program have been the most successful? What challenges, if any, have you encountered in implementing your program? FOLLOW UP: