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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Hoopes MJ, Angier H, Gold R
Utilization of community health centers in Medicaid expansion and nonexpansion states, 2013-2014.
Using electronic health record data, the researchers examined longitudinal changes in community health center (CHC) visit rates from 2013 through 2014 in Medicaid expansion versus nonexpansion states. Rates increased in expansion state CHCs for new patient, preventive, and limited-service visits (14 percent, 41percent, and 23 percent, respectively), whereas these rates remained unchanged in nonexpansion states.
Citation: Hoopes MJ, Angier H, Gold R . Utilization of community health centers in Medicaid expansion and nonexpansion states, 2013-2014. J Ambul Care Manage 2016 Jan 13;39(4):290-8. doi: 10.1097/jac.0000000000000123.
Keywords: Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Community-Based Practice, Healthcare Utilization, Medicaid, Uninsured
Heintzman J, Marino M, Hoopes M
Using electronic health record data to evaluate preventive service utilization among uninsured safety net patients.
This study used EHR data to compare the preventive service utilization of uninsured patients receiving care at Oregon community health centers (CHCs) in 2008 through 2011 with that of continuously insured patients at the same CHCs in the same period. The results showed that CHCs provided many preventive services to uninsured patients, but that uninsured patients were less likely than continuously insured patients to receive 5 of 11 preventive services. The authors concluded that lack of insurance is a barrier to preventive service utilization, even in patients who can access care at a CHC.
Citation: Heintzman J, Marino M, Hoopes M . Using electronic health record data to evaluate preventive service utilization among uninsured safety net patients. Prev Med 2014 Oct;67:306-10. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.08.006.
Keywords: Community-Based Practice, Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Healthcare Utilization, Prevention, Uninsured