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Access to Care

Access to care is a complex topic that includes the study of whether sufficient health care resources exist to meet people’s needs, as well as whether people experience physical, financial or other barriers to those services. Evidence in this area can span from whether a rural community has enough specialists, like cardiologists, to whether people in an urban community have transportation or language barriers that make seeing health care providers more difficult.

Upcoming Event

Webinar: Managed Long-Term Services and Supports: The Potential for Medicaid Managed Care to Integrate Acute and Long-Term Care

Sponsored by the Long-Term Quality Alliance, AcademyHealth’s Long-Term Services and Supports Interest Group has designed a webinar to provide a national overview of Managed Long-Term Services and Supports programs and an update on the state of the knowledge base on the effectiveness of these programs.
Date & Time May 3, 2018 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. ET Location Online
Blog Post

Health Policy in 2018: Experts Tout State Innovation, Progress on Social Determinants, and Highlight Importance of Evidence in Policymaking

As the country and its leaders consider the future shape and scope of health care coverage, hundreds from across the health policy community converged at the National Health Policy Conference.
Posted Feb 6, 2018 By Bemnet Faris, Lauren Adams, M.A.
Blog Post

New Research to Examine Markets, Medicaid and More

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently awarded seven grants with broad relevance to current health reform debates. From analysis of insurer marketplace exits to the effects of Medicaid expansion on physicians’ capacity to meet rising demand, these studies will produce findings to inform a range of current and potential health policies in the U.S.
Posted Feb 5, 2018 By Lauren Gerlach, M.P.P.