IMPACTS OF COVID-19

Changes in Federal Surveys Due to and During COVID-19 Brief

A new brief from SHADAC summarizes these and other COVID-era changes and challenges for four major federal surveys—American Community Survey (ACS), Current Population Survey (CPS), Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), and National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)—and explains what effects these adaptations may have for understanding 2020 data as it becomes available.

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RECENT WEBINAR

U.S. Health On the Rocks: The Quiet Threat of Growing Alcohol Deaths

Using data from a recent analysis of alcohol-involved deaths from 2006 to 2019, SHADAC will host a webinar on Tuesday, September 21st detailing the trends in rising alcohol-involved deaths across the U.S., among the states, and for certain demographic groups. 

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U.S. Health On the Rocks: The Quiet Threat of Growing Alcohol Deaths

Using data from a recent analysis of alcohol-involved deaths from 2006 to 2019, SHADAC will host a webinar on Tuesday, September 21st detailing the trends in rising alcohol-involved deaths across the U.S., among the states, and for certain demographic groups. 

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DATA COLLECTION ANALYSIS

Collection and Availability of Data on Race, Ethnicity and Immigrant Groups in Federal Surveys that Measure Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care

​This brief aims to assist state and federal analysts with survey development and/or analysis of existing survey data to generate estimates of health insurance coverage and access to care across racial and ethnic groups and according to nativity and/or immigrant status. The brief presents the collection and classification of survey data for populations defined by race, ethnicity, and nativity/immigrant (REI) status as well as the availability of these data in public use files. We focus in particular on surveys that are conducted by federal agencies and that collect information about health...

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FEATURED STATE HEALTH COMPARE MEASURE

New Resources Explore Physician Acceptance of New Medicaid Patients

Using data from the 2011-2017 National Electronic Health Records Survey (NEHRS), SHADAC performed an analysis to examine and compare physician acceptance of new Medicaid patients at the state level and by physician and practice characteristics. This analysis was performed under contract with the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) and is presented in two new measures on SHADAC’s State Health Compare web tool as well as in a new MACPAC factsheet.

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New Resources Explore Physician Acceptance of New Medicaid Patients

Using data from the 2011-2017 National Electronic Health Records Survey (NEHRS), SHADAC performed an analysis to examine and compare physician acceptance of new Medicaid patients at the state level and by physician and practice characteristics. This analysis was performed under contract with the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) and is presented in two new measures on SHADAC’s State Health Compare web tool as well as in a new MACPAC factsheet.

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DATA ANALYSIS TOOL

2020 Update of SHADAC's Health Insurance Unit and Defining Families Issue Brief

In 2020, SHADAC updated the SHADAC “Health Insurance Unit,” or “HIU,” to aid researchers in reconciling the differences between the way that a “family” is defined in federal surveys with the way a “family” is defined by most private and public insurance programs. These briefs outline the changes to SHADAC's HIU and the impacts of using it in analysis— specifically, analysis showing how the population distribution of family income changes using three different definitions of family. 

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