HCFO Study on Medicaid Costs Highlighted on The Hill's Healthwatch Blog

Publication Date: 
July 13, 2011

Following recent publication in Health Affairs, a HCFO-funded study led by Richard Kronick, Ph.D., was featured on the Healthwatch blog of The Hill. The article, "Study: Volume, not cost, drives up Medicaid spending," detailed the study's findings on state variations in Medicaid spending. The research found that high-spending states do not pay more for each procedure or service, but that Medicaid patients in these states receive a higher volume of services.