Cost, Coverage, and Access
The UW Population Health Institute is evaluating Wisconsin’s BadgerCare Plus health insurance program and reforms, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. BadgerCare Plus is Wisconsin’s Medicaid and SCHIP programs, providing health insurance for most Wisconsin children and many low and middle income families.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awarded the UW Population Health Institute grants under two rounds of its State Health Access Reform Evaluation (SHARE) initiative. This funding has supported study of BadgerCare Plus enrollment, efficiency, and churning of covered members, and currently supports assessment of Core Plan utilization by childless adults and the predictive value of the health needs assessment.
The Institute previously conducted evaluation under Wisconsin’s State Health Access Program (SHAP) award from HRSA. DHS in 2013 procured from the Institute an evaluation of the changes that took effect under DHS Medicaid Efficiencies initiative.
- ACA and Medicaid Reform Coverage and Trends in Wisconsin 2014-2016
Evaluations of Wisconsin 2012 Federal Waiver Provisions Related to BadgerCare Coverage 2014
- Executive Summary: Evaluation of Wisconsin 2012 Federal Waiver Provisions Related to BadgerCare Coverage, 2014
- Full Report Evaluation of Wisconsin 2012 Federal Waiver Provisions Related to BadgerCare Coverage, 2014
- Rockefeller Institute Study of ACA Implementation in Wisconsin, 2014
- Looking At the Impact of Public Health Care Expansion, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Report, 2014
- Presentations on Wisconsin Program and Data Changes 2013
Evaluations of BadgerCare Plus Core Plan for Adults without Dependent Children "Childless Adults" 2011
- BadgerCare Plus Core Plan Report 1: How Does Coverage of Childless Adults Affect Their Utilization?
- BadgerCare Plus Core Plan Report 2: The Utility of the Health Needs Assessment
- BadgerCare Plus Core Plan for Adults without Dependent Children Report 3: Is Early Utilization Distorted by Pent-Up Demand?
Evaluations of Wisconsin's BadgerCare Plus Health Care Coverage Program 2010
- Report 1: Executive Summary
- Report 2: Has BadgerCare Plus Improved Access to and Continuity of Coverage?
- Report 3: How Many New BadgerCare Enrollees Came from the Uninsured?
- Report 4: Wisconsin’s Lessons about the Potential of Medicaid Auto Enrollment
- Report 5: Wisconsin’s Online System for Medicaid Application and Enrollment
- Report 6: Has Wisconsin Achieved the Policy Goal of 98% Access to Health Insurance Coverage?
Reports on Wisconsin’s Implementation of ACA
Health System Performance and Transformation
The Health Policy Unit conducts consultancies and research projects in collaboration with partners in the public and private sector, focusing on quality, cost, and value in health care.
Recent projects include evaluations of public and private health insurance performance at the community level and a pilot program to provide Medicaid medical homes for high-risk pregnant women in southeastern Wisconsin.
Reports on Medicaid Medical Homes for High Risk Pregnant Women in Wisconsin
- Medicaid Medical Homes for High Risk Pregnant Women in SE Wisconsin Evaluation Report, 2016
- Medicaid Medical Homes for High Risk Pregnant Women in SE Wisconsin PowerPoint, 2016
- APPAM Conference Panel Paper: Evaluating a Novel Medicaid Medical Home Intervention for High-Risk Pregnant Women, 2014
- BadgerCare Plus: Healthy Births Outcomes Initiative PowerPoint, 2010
- Joint Committee on Finance Report on Medicaid Medical Homes for High Risk Pregnant Women Pilot, 2010