SHADAC Expertise

Health Care Cost and Affordability

Health Care Cost and Affordability

Recent SHADAC Work:
Minnesota Long-Term Services and Supports Projection Model

SHADAC collaborated with the Minnesota Department of Human Services to develop a model projecting the use of Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) in Minnesota and how this will affect state Medicaid spending on LTSS. The model uses national and state-specific data sources to estimate LTSS utilization and costs for the population 65 years and older for 2020 and 2030 under different contexts and scenarios for policy intervention. The model is intended to serve as a resource to the state as it plans for the future role of public financing of LTSS.

Minnesota Health Care Home Care Coordination Cost Study
The Minnesota Department of Human Services and Health contracted with SHADAC to conduct a study of the costs of Health Care Home care coordination for adults. In order to estimate the cost of care coordination, SHADAC used a case study approach and developed a list of activities (or “ingredients”) that define care coordination and collected information about the costs associated with each of these activities at six non-acute, primary care clinics.