A look at ACCESS

By Sonja Likumahuwa-Ackman On April 1, OHSU Family Medicine’s research team, led by Jennifer DeVoe, M.D., D.Phil., began working on a five-year, $2.5 million project called ACCESS (Assessing Community Cancer care after insurance ExpanSionS). Funded by the National Cancer Institute, ACCESS is the newest of a set of grant projects studying the effects of the Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act. This new grant will look specifically at cancer prevention and primary care for cancer survivors in 700 different community health centers (CHCs) across 21 states. The large number and diversity of the CHCs will allow OHSU Family Medicine...

Conclusion of Assessing a Medicaid Randomized Insurance Experiment within Community Clinics

By Heather Angier Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk can be reduced through early detection, yet disparities persist in receipt of these services. Oregon Health & Science University and OCHIN, Inc. (not an acronym) conducted a five-year study to better understand the impact gaining Medicaid had on CVD prevention. The study was funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (R01 HL107647 04); Principal Investigator: Jennifer E DeVoe. We utilized the Oregon Experiment, a policy that offered uninsured adults a random chance to apply for Oregon Health Plan [(OHP); Oregon’s Medicaid) coverage, to conduct this research study. The Oregon Experiment included...