Medicare & Medicaid

As a natural outgrowth of our work on the financing of health care, we have completed dozens of projects examining Medicare and Medicaid issues. Subjects we have investigated include:

  • Evaluation of a planning kit for long-term care developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, several years after it was released, to determine any revisions needed
  • Identification of the causes of high dropout rates among enrollees in a Medicare HMO
  • Accessing and receiving care among Medicare-Medicaid dual beneficiaries: plumbing the experiences of populations with limitations including serious mental illness and varied disabilities
  • Identifying the barriers to success of a “consumer direction” demonstration project (i.e., letting beneficiaries control funds directly)