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November 17, 2011

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation report by Alan G. Raymond on the first five years of Massachusetts health reform implementation, including comprehensive assessments of how the law is working, impacts on coverage and access to care, and cost and funding.

October 31, 2011

Chart pack, prepared by the Center for Health Law and Economics at the UMass Medical School, including summary data on MassHealth enrollment and spending.  Designed to support use of the charts in presentations. 

October 24, 2011

This report by Colleen Barry of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health explores opportunities and issues around integrating behavioral health care and primary care under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and payment and delivery system reforms in Massachusetts. The report provides preliminary recommendations on how these major policy changes might be implemented with the goal of improving the coordination, quality and outcomes of mental health and addiction care in the Commonwealth.

October 21, 2011

This poll, fielded in late September 2011 and led by Robert Blendon at the Harvard Opinion Research Program, probed 1002 Massachusetts adults on various questions surrounding health care costs, including their perceptions of major cost drivers, who they believe should take the lead on addressing costs and how important is it for the state to take major action. The results reveal that the public is greatly concerned over rising costs and ready for the state to take major actions to tackle them.

October 6, 2011

Released on the fifth anniversary of the passage of Massachusetts health reform, this comprehensive slide deck pulls together the findings of surveys and other efforts to monitor the impact of the 2006 Massachusetts health reform law. The charts in this report track the impact of Massachusetts health reform efforts on coverage and access to care, the response to the individual mandate, employer participation in providing coverage to employees, and public opinion.

September 12, 2011

Comprehensive report presenting combined Medicare and Medicaid spending data for non-elderly adults (ages 21 to 64) dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid in Massachusetts. This report was created by Ellen Breslin Davidson and Tony Dreyfus of BD Group. MMPI produced this report in collaboration with the Office of Medicaid in the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Designed to support use of the charts in slide presentations.

August 2, 2011

This budget brief describes the sections of the Fiscal Year 2012 (FY 2012) final budget bill as signed by the legislature and including the Governor's vetoes' that are relevant to MassHealth (Medicaid) and other programs that support health care coverage for the state's low- and moderate-income populations. It is the final in a series of fact sheets published by the Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute (MMPI) and produced by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center in partnership with the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute.

July 27, 2011

This report, by Beth Waldman from Bailit Health Purchasing and Kate Nordahl of the Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute, provides an in-depth discussion of the provisions from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which impact Medicaid programs and how these provisions will be applied in Massachusetts.

June 9, 2011

This budget brief comparing the House and Senate Fiscal Year 2012 (FY 2012) budget proposals for MassHealth (Medicaid) and other health care programs is the fifth in a series of fact sheets that are published by the Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute (MMPI) and produced by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center in partnership with the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute. MMPI is publishing budget fact sheets at each stage in the FY 2012 budget process, as budget proposals move through the legislature.

May 31, 2011

This toolkit offers resources to help states design and realize a successful public education and marketing campaign to support the implementation of health reform.  Click here for accompanying audio, video and print resources.

May 24, 2011

This budget brief describing the Senate Ways and Means Fiscal Year 2012 (FY 2012) budget proposal for MassHealth (Medicaid) and other health care programs is the fourth in a series of fact sheets that are published by the Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute (MMPI) and produced by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center in partnership with the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute. MMPI is publishing budget fact sheets at each stage in the FY 2012 budget process, as budget proposals move through the legislature.

May 17, 2011

New analysis by MMPI examining the growth in MassHealth enrollment since passage of the state?s health reform law. This analysis shows that most of the growth in MassHealth enrollment (76 percent) has been in eligibility categories that existed prior to reform, and therefore would have occurred in the absence of the state?s health reform law.

May 6, 2011

This budget brief describing the final House Fiscal Year 2012 (FY 2012) budget proposal for MassHealth (Medicaid) and other health care programs is the third in a series of fact sheets that are published by the Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute (MMPI) and produced by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center in partnership with the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute. MMPI is publishing budget fact sheets at each stage in the FY 2012 budget process, as budget proposals move through the legislature.

April 21, 2011

This budget brief describing the House Committee on Ways and Means (HWM) Fiscal Year 2012 (FY 2012) budget proposal for MassHealth (Medicaid) and other health care programs is the second in a series of fact sheets that are published by the Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute (MMPI) and produced by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center in partnership with the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute. MMPI is publishing budget fact sheets at each stage in the FY 2012 budget process, as budget proposals move through the legislature.

April 5, 2011

The first in the Health Reform Toolkit Series, this toolkit offers resources to help states plan, build, and implement health insurance exchange websites. The series is designed to share examples, templates, experiences, and lessons learned from Massachusetts implementation with other states working on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Each toolkit includes a written narrative "guide"" as well as a variety of primary source documents: organizational structures

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