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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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Kayle M, Valle J, Paulukonis S
Impact of Medicaid expansion on access and healthcare among individuals with sickle cell disease.
The purpose of this study was to examine whether Medicaid expansion in California, increased Medicaid enrollment, increased hydroxyurea prescriptions filled, and decreased acute healthcare utilization in sickle cell disease (SCD). Findings showed that Medicaid expansion did not appear to have improved enrollment or acute healthcare utilization among individuals with SCD in California. Recommendations included future studies exploring whether individuals with SCD transitioned to other insurance plans or became uninsured post-expansion, the underlying reasons for low hydroxyurea utilization, and the lack of effect on hospital admissions despite a modest effect on emergency department visits.
AHRQ-funded; HS023011; HS025297.
Citation: Kayle M, Valle J, Paulukonis S . Impact of Medicaid expansion on access and healthcare among individuals with sickle cell disease. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2020 May;67(5):e28152. doi: 10.1002/pbc.28152..
Keywords: Sickle Cell Disease, Medicaid, Access to Care, Healthcare Utilization, Medication, Hospitalization, Health Insurance
Reeves S, Garcia E, Kleyn M
Identifying sickle cell disease cases using administrative claims.
The authors developed and tested the accuracy of administrative claims method for identifying children with sickle cell disease (SCD) to enable quality of care assessments among children enrolled in Medicaid. They found that their definition can be used to facilitate a more accurate identification of children with SCD in future studies.
Citation: Reeves S, Garcia E, Kleyn M . Identifying sickle cell disease cases using administrative claims. Acad Pediatr 2014 Sep-Oct;14(5 Suppl):S61-7. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2014.02.008.
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Health Insurance, Medicaid, Sickle Cell Disease