CHRT has been surveying primary care physicians (PCPs) in Michigan since 2012—tracking key trends in practice patterns, capacity, payer mix and care team composition. Our latest survey also asked physicians about care continuity and Medicaid work requirements legislation (A full analysis can be found here). PCPs are a key component of a successful, high quality healthcare system. As the baby-boomer generation ages and the needs of this cohort increase, there is ongoing concern about how well the healthcare workforce can meet the increasing demands of an older and presumably sicker population. Additionally, primary care is on the front lines of improving…
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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Access to Health Care in Michigan – 2018 Cover Michigan Survey The Center for Health and Research Transformation’s (CHRT) 2018 Cover Michigan Survey asked Michigan residents about their experiences in accessing health care (see the entire brief, Access to Health Care in Michigan), specifically how easy or difficult it was to get appointments with different providers. The survey found that two factors—the presence of primary care providers (PCP), and whether or not people had a Medical Home—figured prominently in reported ease of access to care.
The health insurance marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have weathered several years of volatility and uncertainty. Following a tumultuous 2017 marked by Congressional “repeal and replace” debates, important administrative changes, and the termination of cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers, Michigan and other states experienced steep premium increases for 2018. One year later, premiums in Michigan’s health insurance marketplace have stabilized, with increases for 2019 far lower than they have been in recent years. Michigan also experienced its first new insurer entering the market since 2015. With financial assistance tied to premium levels, low premium increases for 2019…
CHRT’s Cover Michigan Survey found that when people in Michigan choose a health insurance plan, cost and physician choice are the most important considerations. The majority said both factors were very important, with a slightly higher number of people reporting cost mattered more. Click the image at right to view the infographic.
Not everyone suffers from chronic pain in Michigan, but many people do. Our Cover Michigan Survey found that more than 35 percent of the state's residents say they experienced chronic pain which limits their lives or work within the last year. These infographics from the Center for Health and Research Transformation are based on consumer response, and show how many people report suffering from chronic pain, along with who is most affected. Click the images at right to view the PDFs.