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Senior fellow David Stapleton testified before the House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Social Security on three key topics regarding Social Security disability reform: evidence for why the disability support system is not working; potential reforms that could ensure people with disabilities lead fulfilling lives while also reining in both state and federal expenditures; and suggestions for Congress regarding Social Security policy reform. View the recording.

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February Disability Forum Focuses on Long-Term Care


Rebalancing Long-Term Care Services and Supports
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Mathematica's Washington, DC, office
In 2009, approximately 1.3 million Medicaid enrollees with disabilities and chronic conditions received Medicaid-financed long-term care services and supports (LTSS) in institutional settings. Speakers will discuss analyses and trends in Medicaid spending for institutional and community-based LTSS, findings from an assessment of the states' efforts to expand home and community-based services through the Money Follows the Person rebalancing demonstrations and the Balancing Incentive Program and more. Registration and information.

Senior Fellow Marsha Gold Testifies on Medicare Advantage before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health

Marsha Gold On December 4, Marsha Gold testified before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Health Subcommittee on the future of the Medicare Advantage (MA) program. The testimony made three key points: the MA program is strong, with rising enrollment and widespread plan availability expected to continue into 2014; it is difficult to see the rationale on a national basis for paying MA plans more for their enrollees than Medicare would spend for them under the traditional program; and recent analysis suggests that the MA market remains attractive to plans and beneficiaries. Click here to view a copy of Gold’s written testimony. View the video.

 

Center for Improving Research Evidence:
Systematic Reviews as a Tool in Evidence-Based Decision Making: Improving Research and Informing Practice (January 30, 2013)
Measuring Performance of Teachers and Doctors: What's Doable and Is It Useful? (June 2012)

Center for Studying Disability Policy:
Rebalancing Long-Term Care Services and Supports (February 20, 2014)
Revitalization Through Regulation? The Impacts of 2008 Regulatory Changes on the Ticket to Work Program (December 2013)
Disability Research and Policy: New Evidence and Promising Ideas (October 15 and 16, 2013)
New Data on Efforts to Reduce Hospitalization and Nursing Home Care Among High-Risk Medicaid Beneficiaries (June, 2013)
Young Social Security Disability Beneficiaries and Early Intervention to Increase Employment (April 2013)
Growing Pains: How Disability, Risky Behaviors, and Expectations During Youth Influence Early Adult Outcomes
(February 2013)
SSA's Disability Programs: New Findings on the Dynamics of Employment and Health (December 2012)
Obstacles and Opportunities: The U.S. Economy, State VR Programs, and SSDI Beneficiaries
(October 2012)
Coordinating Care and Services for Dual Eligibles: Bringing Medicare and Medicaid Together for People with High Needs and High Costs (June 2012)
The Future for Young Americans with Disabilities: Economic Success or Dependence?
(May 2012)
Causes of the Chasm: Factors that Impact Employment Among Persons with Disabilities
(March 2012)
The Transition to 21st-Century Disability Policy in an Era of Fiscal Austerity: A Road Map (January 2012)

Center on Health Care Effectiveness:
Using Performance Measures to Promote Evidence-Based Health Care: Challenges and Opportunities (June 2013)
Expanding the Toolbox: Using Methodological Approaches from Varied Disciplines for Health Services Research (May 2, 2013)
New Evidence on Incentives for Electronic Health Records in Medicare (November 2012)
Paying Wisely: Using Incentive Reforms to Reduce Costs and Improve Patient Outcomes (October 2012)
Implementing the Patient-Centered Medical Home: Remaining Questions and Challenges (June 7, 2012)
A New Tool for Rapid-Cycle Comparative Effectiveness Research: The Promise of Orthogonal Design (April 2012)