Susan G. Haber

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Policymakers are concerned about disenrollment from the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). We describe disenrollment in Florida, Kansas, New York, and Oregon and assess the links between disenrollment and States' SCHIP policies. We found that SCHIP is used on a long-term basis (at least 2 years) for a significant group of new enrollees and(More)
The Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) has importantly revised the methodology for estimating annual national health expenditures. Among other changes, the revisions estimated out-of-pocket spending directly, disaggregated expenditures to a greater degree, and reduced undercounting and double counting. Estimates of total spending and out-of-pocket(More)
Health services research consistently confirms the benefit of insurance coverage on the use of health services sought in the USA. However, few studies have simultaneously addressed the multitude of competing and unmet needs specifically among unstably housed persons. Moreover, few have accounted for the fact that hospitalization may lead to obtaining(More)
The Oregon Health Plan (OHP), Oregon's section 1115 Medicaid waiver program, expanded eligibility to all residents living below poverty. We use survey data, as well as OHP administrative data, to profile the expansion population and to provide lessons for other States considering such programs. OHP's eligibility expansion has proved a successful vehicle for(More)
OBJECTIVES Beneficiaries dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid are of increasing interest because of their clinical complexity and high costs. The objective of this study was to examine the incidence, costs, and factors associated with potentially avoidable hospitalizations (PAH) in this population. DESIGN Retrospective study of hospitalizations. (More)
When the components of health care spending are broken down, hospital spending accounts for the largest portion of the total. This DataWatch compares hospital spending in two U.S. states with spending in two Canadian provinces, to gain better understanding of the recurring differences in hospital spending reported by the two countries. To make the data(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known as to whether medical home principles, such as continuity of care (COC), would have the same effect on health service use for individuals whose primary (or predominant) provider is a specialist instead of a primary care provider (PCP). OBJECTIVE To test associations between health service use and expenditures and (1)(More)
This article evaluates Arizona's alternative to the acute portion of Medicaid, the Arizona Health Care Cost-Containment System (AHCCCS), during its first 18 months of operation from October 1982 through March 1984. It focuses on the program's implementation and describes and evaluates the program's innovative features. The features of the program outlined(More)
BACKGROUND Although state Medicaid programs cover cancer screening, Medicaid beneficiaries are less likely to be screened for cancer and are more likely to present with tumors of an advanced stage than are those with other insurance. The current study was performed to determine whether state Medicaid eligibility and reimbursement policies affect the receipt(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES Medicaid programs are not required to pay the full Medicare coinsurance and deductibles for Medicare-Medicaid dually eligible beneficiaries. We examined the association between the percentage of Medicare cost sharing paid by Medicaid and the likelihood that a dually eligible beneficiary used evaluation and management (E&M) services and(More)