Reform by the Numbers

Reform by the Numbers is a source for timely and unique data about the impact of health reform.

Materials are frequently updated. Latest resources include:

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Did Medicaid Fee Bump Increase Appointment Availability?

New research by the University of Pennsylvania and the Urban Institute finds that the increase in Medicaid reimbursement rates led to more Medicaid patients being able to make new patient appointments with primary care physicians. The research is featured in the New England Journal of Medicine.

January 21, 2015

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Breakaway Policy Strategies | Plan Benefit Design

Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) Compare compiles information on benefits and costs of health plans offered through the marketplaces in all 50 states and DC. It includes data on premiums, network composition, deductibles, and more.

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Leonard Davis Institute | Deciphering the Data

Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) at the University of Pennsylvania provides insight into what health insurance exchange features are most effective and what factors explain state variation.

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State Health Access Data Assistance Center

The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC), located at the University of Minnesota, helps states to monitor rates of health insurance coverage and provides technical assistance.

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Altarum Center for Sustainable Health Spending

The Altarum Center for Sustainable Health Spending tracks national health spending, prices, utilization and jobs through their monthly Health Sector Trend Reports.

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University of Pennsylvania | Exchange Characteristics

Health Insurance Exchanges (HIX) 2.0 tracks each state's key ACA implementation decisions and examines variation in exchanges—starting with governance as well as consumer assistance, benefit design, and more.

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Urban Institute | Consumer Survey Results

The Health Reform Monitoring Survey (HRMS) provides timely information on ACA implementation and changes in health insurance coverage, access to care, and affordability.

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New Jersey Hospital Association | Hospital Utilization

The Hospital ACA Monitoring Project (HAMP) provides quarterly hospital utilization data from 24 state hospital associations on all inpatient admissions and emergency departement (ED) visits by payer.

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athenahealth | ACA's Impact on Providers

ACAView assesses the impact of the ACA on provider access, patient financial obligation, health status of new patients, physician revenue cycle, and provider reimbursement.

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NAIC | Enrollment and Carrier Data

National Association of Insurance Commissioners data from health, life, fraternal, and property/casualty carriers include information on number of policies, federal and state taxes, health premiums earned, and more.

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Reform by the Numbers Video

Watch Katherine Hempstead as she discusses the significance of the data available on Reform by the Numbers from the Association of Health Care Journalists member event.

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Research from the Newly Enrolled and the Still Uninsured

To prepare for open enrollment, RWJF commissioned research on:

What are the Trends in Hospital & Ambulatory Utilization in the Health Care Market?

A new blog by RWJF's Kathy Hempstead looks at Q3 data from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and examines how the ACA is affecting health care utilization in the individual and group insurance markets.

January 16, 2015

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What Will the Supreme Court Decision on King v. Burwell Mean?

A new issue brief by the Urban Institute examines the impact that the Supreme Court’s ruling on King v. Burwell could have on the number of people uninsured and on insurance premiums. The analysis shows 8.2 million more people could be uninsured in 2016.

January 8, 2015

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Additional resources on ACa implementation and the impact of health reform

Real-Time Policy Analysis

Urban Institute Quick Strikes are a series of timely briefs that examine a variety of health insurance coverage issues in the United States.

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Monitoring & Tracking ACA Implementation

The Urban Institute's monitoring and tracking series analyzes trends across diverse states on key health reform implementation issues.

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