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Characteristics of the Rural Behavioral Health Workforce: A Survey of Medicaid/Medicare Reimbursed Providers

Date: 20181001Authors: Angela Beck, Jessica Buche, Cory PageResearch Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Behavioral Health, Medicaid

This study seeks to understand the characteristics of the behavioral health workforce in rural areas, the services offered by rural provider organizations, and the barriers these organizations face to providing services.

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Scopes of Practice and Reimbursement Patterns of Addiction Counselors, Community Health Workers, and Peer Recovery Specialists in the Behavioral Health Workforce

Date: 20180901Authors: Angela Beck, Jessica Buche, Cory Page, Danielle Rittman, Maria GaiserResearch Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Behavioral Health, Medicaid, Scope of Practice

This study cataloged credential requirements, scope of practice (SOP) elements, and Medicaid reimbursement rates for addiction counselors, community health workers, and peer recovery specialists across the country to better understand how these workers can contribute to behavioral health service delivery.

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Trends in the Provision of Oral Health Services by Federally Qualified Health Centers

Date: 20180101Authors: Margaret Langelier, Simona SurduResearch Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Medicaid

This report summarizes trends in the direct provision of oral health services by federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) over recent years and factors that predict the likelihood of an FQHC providing direct general and/or specialty oral health services.

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The Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Community Health Center Staffing

Date: 20170901Authors: Ellen Kurtzman, Jeongyoung Park, Xinxin Han, Patricia PittmanResearch Center: GW Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Community Health Center, Staffing, Medicaid

The primary objective of this study was to examine the effects of state Medicaid expansion on community health center staffing.

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Utilization of Oral Health Services by Medicaid-Insured Adults in New York, 2012-2013

Date: 20161201Authors: Margaret Langelier, Simona Surdu, Jean MooreResearch Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Medicaid

This report examines trends in demand for advanced training by dental students and how this aligns with current policy supporting this training and practice. The report also explores the impact of residencies in ambulatory care settings, particularly for FQHCs, on service capacity and access for patients.

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A Comparison of Medicaid Dental Claims Data in 2 States With Different Adult Dental Benefits, 2012-2013

Date: 20161201Authors: Margaret Langelier, Simona Surdu, Jean MooreResearch Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Medicaid

The objective of this research was to understand the impact of Medicaid dental benefits and availability of providers on utilization of dental services.

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Utilization of Oral Health Services by Medicaid-Insured Adults in Oklahoma, 2012-2013

Date: 20151201Authors: Margaret Langelier, Simona Surdu, Jean MooreResearch Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Medicaid

The objective of this research is to understand the impact of Medicaid dental benefits and availability of providers on utilization of dental services.

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California’s Medicaid Personal Care Assistants: Characteristics and Turnover Among Family and Non-Family Caregivers

Date: 20150701Authors: Joanne Spetz, Michelle Ko, Robert Newcomer, Andrew Bindman, Taewoon Kang, Denis HulettResearch Center: UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term CareTopics: Medicaid

This study characterizes the role played by family members and non-family personal care assistants (PCAs) in California’s Medicaid program, which oversees the nation’s largest consumer-directed personal care assistance program.

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The National Landscape of Personal Care Aide Training Standards

Date: 20141001Authors: Susan Chapman, Abby MarquandResearch Center: UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term CareTopics: Allied Health, Medicaid, Training

This report presents research findings on the national landscape of personal care aide (PCA) training requirements across state Medicaid-funded programs.

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