Access and Quality

One of the key tests of the effectiveness of a health care coverage program is whether it provides access to appropriate health care services in a timely manner and whether those services promote health improvements. Learn more about MACPAC's work on how Medicaid and CHIP enrollees use health services.

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Telehealth in Medicaid

March 2018 |

Medicaid programs currently use telehealth to deliver services for a variety of clinical conditions and populations. Telehealth has the potential to mitigate barriers such as an insufficient supply of providers, inadequate transportation options, and long distances and associated travel time, particularly for patients in rural and frontier areas. It also may help assuage patients’ concerns […]

Monitoring Access to Care in Medicaid

March 2017 |

Chapter 4 looks at how states are monitoring access in Medicaid programs. As Medicaid enrollment and spending grow, federal and state governments alike want to ensure that it is effective—that is, not only that they are paying appropriately for care but also that beneficiaries have sufficient access to necessary care. The chapter begins by defining […]