Data on premium increases were collected from 2008-2011 hard copy rate filings submitted by insurance carriers and from rate filings or rate summaries available on state insurance websites for the small group and individual insurance markets. In the individual market, the average premium increase (weighted by member months) was 9.9 percent in 2008
This evaluation describes existing state Express Lane Eligibility (ELE) programs including the administrative costs and ELE enrollment trends, estimates the impact of ELE adoption on total enrollment, and previews the issues that will be examined through future evaluation activities.
This paper presents data on the current state of Medicaid, the nation's program providing health and long-term care services to low-income families, elderly, and disabled individuals. The paper reports both historical and projected trends in Medicaid enrollment and spending. Information is presented on trends by major Medicaid eligibility category
Interstate Variation and Progress Toward Balance in Use of and Expenditure for Long-Term Services and Supports in 2009
State long-term care (LTC) financing and delivery systems and, in particular, Medicaid funded LTC have long been criticized for being “institutionally biased.” Shifting the balance in publicly-funded LTC provision away from institutional care (nursing homes, long-term hospitals, intermediate care facilities for the intellectually disabled) tow
This report was written and compiled by Gilbert Crouse and Annette Waters of the Office of Human Services Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.
Provides discussion and estimates of several Congressional proposals on prescription drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries.
The Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative (SC2) is a new interagency approach to partnering with cities for economic growth launched by the White House Domestic Policy Council in 2011. The SC2 initiative represents a new model of collaboration between federal and local government to improve how the federal government invests in and offers
Currently, more than 18 million Americans have diabetes and are at risk for related complications like heart disease, stroke, blindness, amputations, and kidney disease. This document provides up-to-date and accurate prevention, detection, and treatment information, and includes simple action steps for individuals, families, health practitioners,
This Performance Improvement series of reports takes its name from the primary goal of carrying out evaluations – to improve the performance of programs meant to serve the greatest needs of the community. Performance Improvement 2008, the latest of these reports, makes available the most recently completed evaluations of the Department of Health
This Performance Improvement 2007 report provides a brief summary of each of the evaluations completed by the Health and Human Services (HHS) during Fiscal Year 2006 (October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2006). All Performance Improvement reports, the full database of summaries or abstracts of the more than 8,000 current, ongoing, and past studies, an
Environmental Scan to Identify the Major Research Questions and Metrics for Monitoring the Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Safety Net Hospitals
The purposes of this environmental scan are to develop a conceptual framework, review and discuss the major research questions and hypotheses, and identify the “ideal” set of metrics for understanding the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on safety net hospitals. This report is part of a larger effort by the Office of the Assistant Secre
Performance Improvement 1999: Evaluation Activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the fifth annual report to Congress summarizing previous fiscal year evaluation efforts. The purpose of this report is to provide Congress with evaluative information on the Department's programs, policies, activities, and strategies. It cont
Performance Improvement 1996 is the first in a series of annual reports on evaluation activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). As a report to Congress, it summarizes the findings of HHS evaluations completed in fiscal 1995. In that year, HHS agencies produced 148 evaluation reports and supported more than 200 evaluati
Screening and Assessment in TANF\Welfare-to-Work: Ten Important Questions TANF Agencies and Their Partners Should Consider
This report discusses issues related to the development and use of screening and assessment practices to assist in the identification of disabilities and barriers to employment among TANF recipients. It is organized to address key questions that should be considered as states and localities grapple with the challenge of identifying the unobserved b
This Performance Improvement 2006 report presents to Congress a comprehensive summary of evaluation projects completed by the Department, The Office of the Secretary, and agencies comprising the Department, engage in extensive evaluation activities; some are required by statute, while others are determined to be essential by an individual agency, t
Performance Improvement 2005: Evaluation Activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, complies with Section 241(b) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended by the Preventive Health Amendments of 1993. This is the 11th annual report to Congress. Performance Improvement 2005 provides results-oriented findings regarding the Depa
Performance Improvement 2004: Evaluation Activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, complies with Section 241(b) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended by the Preventive Health Amendments of 1993. This is the 10th annual report to Congress. Performance Improvement 2004 provides results- oriented findings regarding the Dep