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...

Population Health Design Summit – on Twitter

Wow,visual recording of today's discussion! pic.twitter.com/KZu36SB9x7 — Irma (@pdxirma) January 16, 2014 On January 16th the Oregon Primary Care Association hosted an Advanced Care Model Population Health Design Summit. The summit was attended by national experts including Ed Wagner, MD, MPH and Katie Coleman, MSPH of the MacColl Center and Craig Jones, MD, Director, Vermont Blueprint for Health. Those who attended in person were joined by online participants during a live tweet session: Our goal today deep dialogue: pulling in nat'l experts, current clinics changing their payment and care models and future ones. #advpcmh114 — Victoria (@victoriademchak) January 16, 2014 Check out...