Introduction Data from the Center for Health and Research Transformation’s (CHRT) 2018 Cover Michigan Survey show health benefits that Michiganders with health insurance coverage have used in the past year 1. Detail on the Cover Michigan Survey and analysis methodology can be found on CHRT’s website. In addition to findings on overall use of health care benefits, this brief focuses on three key areas: dental and vision, reproductive health, and mental health care. A full analysis can be found here. Executive Summary Nearly all Michiganders used some kind of health benefit over the last year. To understand differences in the use of health…
CHRT produces issue and survey briefs on a wide range of health and health care topics, including:
- Hospital and health system costs in the Midwest
- Prevalence of mental health disorders and access to mental health providers
- Changes in health care coverage and access to care under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
- The effects of the ACA on employers in Michigan
- Michigan consumers’ satisfaction with health care coverage
- Prescription opioid use in Michigan
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In the United States, health care purchasers, consumers, and policymakers are demanding improvements in the quality and efficiency of medical care. A promising approach to meet this demand is the development of what is known as a learning health system (LHS). A learning health system has the capability to continuously study and improve itself. Among many types of benefits it can bring about, the learning health system makes it possible for providers to make faster and better decisions about which treatment options would produce the best outcomes for patients. Today, the Michigan-based stakeholder initiative, Learning Health for Michigan (LH4M), is…
Editor’s Note: This brief was based on a CHRT-funded unpublished manuscript by Kim, BoRin; Hu, Hsou-Mei; Bahl, Vinita: An Analysis of Publicly Reported Hospital Rankings of Hospital Quality. Publicly-reported hospital rankings are released annually and are widely publicized by both the sponsors of the rankings and hospitals that are highly ranked as indicators of hospital quality or safety. Meant to be a useful way for consumers to assess hospital quality, these ranking systems produce inconsistent, contradictory, and confusing results, as some hospitals are highly ranked in some systems but not in others.19,20,21 The use of a unique set of criteria by…
Updated November 19, 2012. This timeline provides a high-level summary of the key dates that states are facing as they establish and operate health insurance exchanges. It is intended to serve as an overview of decisions that states must make, but it is not intended to be a comprehensive guide for exchange implementation. Rather, it is offered as a way to look ahead and understand key future steps for exchange implementation. Click on the image to view an enlarged version in a new window or download as a PDF.