Leighton Ku Speaks on the Future of Medicaid

Professor Leighton Ku was a featured speaker at a May 19 symposium on “Obamacare After Obama” in Springfield, Illinois. The symposium was sponsored by the Southern Illinois University School of Law and Southern Illinois Health System.  Materials from all the speakers can be found here.

Erin Brantley Presents at National Conference on Tobacco or Health

Senior Research Associate Erin Brantley presented “Linking Data to Uncover Medicaid’s Role in Cessation” at the National Conference on Tobacco or Health in Austin, Texas, on March 22. The study is coauthored by Senior Research Scientist Erika Steinmetz, Lead Research Scientist Brian Bruen and Professor Leighton Ku. The presentation was part of a panel on the Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey.

Brian Bruen and HPM Team Author Report for Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) published a summary report on state Medicaid programs’ management on high-cost Hepatitis C medications, which was authored by several researchers in the Department of Health Policy and Management. The report highlights the key findings of a MACPAC-funded study that involved analyses of drug utilization and expenditure data, publicly available documents outlining state policies, and interviews with state officials.