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Opportunities to Address the Opioid Epidemic in the Medicaid Population

May 7, 2018

Jennifer E. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN

The Institute for Medicaid Innovation’s recently published Health Affairs blog post, “Opioid Crisis in Medicaid:  Saving Mothers and Babies,” highlights research and clinical opportunities to address the epidemic. 

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Welcome to the Team! Expansion of IMI’s Research & Policy Expertise

March 22, 2018

Jennifer E. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN

The Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI) is expanding its team of accomplished academics and policy experts to keep up with the growing demand for evidence-based insights into the Medicaid program. Erin Smith, MS, Atlang Mompe, MPH, Kimberly Tuck, RN, Lekisha Daniel-Robinson, MPH, and Caroline Adams will be the latest additions to the IMI’s roster of dedicated professionals working on newly funded innovative projects.

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Families Enrolled in Medicaid Share Experiences in Addressing Childhood Obesity

February 26, 2018

Sandra G. Hassink, MD, MS, FAAP

Rates of childhood obesity are significantly higher for those covered by Medicaid compared to those receiving coverage through private insurance. For every 100,000 children in Medicaid, 1,115 have obesity compared to 195 for those in private insur­ance.

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A Year in Review: IMI 2017 Highlights

January 5, 2018

Jennifer E. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN

With its mission to improve the lives of Medicaid enrollees through the development, implementation, and diffusion of innovative and evidence-based models of care that promote quality, value, equity and the engagement of patients, families, and communities. 

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Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Medicaid

December 2, 2017

Lavinia R. Mitroi, AB

I recently had the special opportunity to attend the Institute for Medicaid Innovation’s Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. This year’s theme, Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Medicaid, sought to create a dialogue around this increasingly popular topic, with a special focus on practical examples of implementation and innovation.

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Quality Measurement in the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Project: Findings from the Final Report

November 2, 2017

Jennifer E. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN

Launched in 2014, the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program supports states’ ongoing efforts related to payment and delivery system reforms with targeted technical support and tools in four functional areas: quality measurement, performance improvement, data analytics, and payment modeling and financial simulations.

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New IMI Resource: Understanding the Complex Medicaid Program

November 1, 2017

Caroline E. Adams

As the Medicaid program continues to be the focus of national and state policy debate, the IMI summer 2017 interns developed a comprehensive Medicaid 101 issue brief to help inform the discussions.

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Analysis of U.S. Disparities by Sex: A Deeper Dive Into the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

October 23, 2017

Jennifer E. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN

Established by the Affordable Care Act, the National Quality Strategy (NQS) is the national policy goals aimed at improving the quality of health care for all Americans. The NQS established six priorities to provide better, more affordable care for individuals and communities.

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Only 50% of Pregnant Women In Medicaid with Opioid Misuse Disorder Seek Treatment

September 26, 2017

Jennifer E. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN

The number of opioid-related deaths in the U.S. exceeded 33,000 in 2015, an increase of 200% since 2000, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At the same time, rates of NAS and maternal opioid use are climbing, as cited by a report focused on opioid misuse from the Institute for Medicaid Innovation, which hosted the June 22 summit along with the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the March of Dimes.

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IMI Research Published in Women’s Health Issues Journal

September 14, 2017

Jennifer E. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN

Pregnant women who have experienced a prior preterm birth are advised to get progesterone injections to prevent another one, but Medicaid coverage of these injections varies between states and managed care organizations. 

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