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CHIP Improves Children's Access to Care

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CHIPRA 10-State Evaluation

This study addressed a series of policy questions related to the impact of CHIP, the effective operation of CHIP programs, and the inter-relationship between and among CHIP, Medicaid, and employer-sponsored insurance coverage for low-income children.

Evaluating PACE: A Review of the Literature

Conducted as part of the Center of Excellence in Research on Disability Services and Care Coordination and Integration project, this study examined the effects of the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) on Medicare and Medicaid expenditures, use of nursing home services, and mortality....

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Recent Projects

The Equity Project Charter School Evaluation (TEP)

Mathematica describes TEP’s instructional and personnel strategies, examines student characteristics and attrition rates, and reports impacts on student achievement during the school’s first four years.

PCORI Dissemination and Implementation Framework and Toolkit

Recognizing the need for strategies to accelerate the sharing of research (dissemination) and to help put it into practice (implementation), the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute commissioned the development of a Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Framework and D&I Toolkit.

Youth CareerConnect Evaluation

The Youth CareerConnect program is designed to encourage America’s school districts, institutions of higher education, the workforce investment system, and their partners to scale up evidence-based high school models that will transform the high school experience for America’s youth.

Improving Patient Centered Medical Home Research, Evaluation, and Implementation

This project aims to strengthen primary care by providing information on how to implement, evaluate, and refine models to improve primary care, as well as how to effectively train practice facilitators.

Recent Publications

The HCBS Taxonomy: A New Language for Classifying Home- and Community-Based Services (Journal Article)

For calendar year 2010, 28 states spent almost $23.6 billion on HCBS, with 80 percent of expenditures categorized as round-the-clock, home-based, and day services. Other services, such as case management, or equipment, modifications, and technology were widely used, but are not particularly costly and...

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Medicaid Analytic eXtract 2010 Chartbook

The Medicaid Analytic eXtract (MAX) 2010 Chartbook highlights the types of analyses that are possible using MAX data. It focuses on Medicaid enrollment and utilization patterns during 2010 and documents key changes over time. The 2010 chartbook includes updated information from previous MAX chartbooks,...

The Changing Medical and Long-Term Care Expenditures of People Who Transition from Institutional Care to Home- and Community-Based Services

This report focuses on the medical and long-term care expenditures for Medicaid beneficiaries who transition from institutional to community-based LTSS and how those expenditures change after the transition. An initial analysis of expenditures finds evidence that total Medicaid and Medicare expenditures...


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Research Recap: CHIP Improves Children's Access to Care, Eases Financial Burden on Families

New evidence from a nationwide evaluation of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) reveals that CHIP has successfully expanded coverage for children who would otherwise be uninsured.

Advancing the Agenda: Using Research to Integrate Health and Early Childhood Practice Worldwide

A noted panel of experts discusses the evidence for weaving early childhood development into child survival and health programs, with a focus on identifying strategies and promising innovations that can be adapted and replicated.

CHCE Forum: Efforts to Measure and Improve Patient-Centered Primary Care

Mathematica’s Center on Health Care Effectiveness (CHCE) hosted a forum to discuss past, present, and potential future efforts to measure comprehensiveness and improve patient-centered primary care. Topics covered included prior efforts to measure comprehensiveness in primary care, measures of comprehensiveness...

Addressing America's Poverty Crisis: Predictive Analytics and Rapid Cycle Evaluation

Day two of the Hamilton Project’s anti-poverty summit, Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis, focused on policy proposals to improve safety net and work support. The first panel of the day discussed expansions to the Earned Income Tax Credit, reforms to the Child and Dependent care tax credit, and the...

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Mathematica Policy Research is dedicated to improving public well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear on information collection and analysis for our partners and clients. The company has been at the forefront of assessing the effectiveness of policies and programs since 1968. Considered an architect of social policy research, Mathematica conducted the first social policy experiment in the United States, the New Jersey Negative Income Tax Experiment, to test ways of encouraging low-income individuals to work.