Medicaid community health workers (CHW) lead to a more positive impact on health care and preventative care, according to a new study by the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI) at the University of Michigan (UM).  The study also showed that these CHW programs may lead to better use of Medicaid funding and lower … Read more

The Urban Institute recently released a study showing the increase in Medicaid enrollment growth rates in states across the country, due to “unprecedented” job loss and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s prohibition on disenrolling beneficiaries.  The study found that Utah had the highest enrollment growth rate in the country in the last six months … Read more

The Community Mental Health Association of Michigan (CMHA) recently released a study that surveyed the usage and effectiveness of telehealth statewide. The survey found around two-thirds of behavioral health providers were providing more than half their services via telehealth. It also found that 86% of those surveyed want to continue using telehealth in the future.  … Read more

A study released last week shows negative physical and financial long-term impacts after hospitalizations for COVID-19 across the U.S. Early results from the third wave of the pandemic — from fall 2020 through early 2021 — show that 85% of those hospitalized said they were not back to pre-infection lives one month after discharge.    … Read more