Scan of 13 States’ Medicaid Managed Care Organizations Uncovers Need for More Transparency

At the beginning of July, North Carolina became the fortieth state to make the switch from fee-for-service (FFS) to Medicaid managed care. With the new system barely off the ground, a recent news report highlighted the stories of providers facing denied prior authorizations, delayed payments, and excessive paperwork. One provider stressed that she hadn’t received […]

Research Update: Health Care Spending Differences by Race and Ethnicity

This week, I’m highlighting recent research looking at differences in health care spending by race and ethnicity. Researchers from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor examined health care spending, health system encounters (like office visits, emergency admissions, and prescriptions), diagnosed health conditions, and self-reported […]

CCF Welcomes National Urban Fellow Tomás Guarnizo

Today we are excited to welcome our first National Urban Fellow, Tomás Guarnizo, to the CCF team. Tomás will be completing his Masters in Policy Management at the McCourt School of Public Policy while he works with us on our maternal/early childhood health and managed care projects. The National Urban Fellows (NUF) program, like CCF and […]