Health researchers from Mathematica will, for the second consecutive year, virtually attend AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting taking place June 14 to 17. Our team will present their latest insights on a diverse range of topics in behavioral health, long-term care, and primary care. We will also participate in live and on-demand sessions to discuss our research and its policy implications.
The following are some notable sessions from Mathematica at the Annual Research Meeting:
Access to Care for People with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Melissa Azur will chair a session highlighting how policy changes to promote continuity of mental health care (such as telehealth) have varied widely across states and have unevenly benefited different patient groups, including minority populations.
Why Dually Eligible Beneficiaries Stay or Leave Integrated Care Plans. Authors Danielle Chelminsky, Debra Lipson, and Laura Kimmey discuss their research on the need for improved integrated plans across Medicare and Medicaid to increase member retention.
Emerging Evidence on the Impact of COVID-19 in Long-Term Care. Mathematica’s Patricia Rowan, Debra Lipson, Michael Levere, and Noelle Denny-Brown review their research on the impact of COVID-19 in nursing homes, including the effects of the pandemic on the long-term care workforce. They will also examine strategies employed by facilities and government agencies in other states to support and strengthen the long-term care workforce during the early phase of the outbreak.
Check out an agenda of all our activities at the 2021 Annual Research Meeting. Conference attendees are encouraged to visit our virtual booth in the exhibit hall to learn more about our work, sign up for our newsletters, and chat live with staff. Follow us on Twitter for more updates.