Health-related social needs such as stable housing, food security, protection from interpersonal violence, and transportation are key drivers of health care utilization and cost, yet it is often difficult for health care providers and systems to identify such needs and connect patients with appropriate...
- Service integration, access to care, and care coordination
- Long-term care services and home and community-based services
- Housing policy and the impact of housing on health
- Medicaid and CHIP
- Human Services
Matthew Kehn studies Medicaid programs and initiatives for people with disabilities, including efforts to improve access to care and care coordination, and policies to improve service delivery and system integration for this group.
Kehn’s current projects center on access to health care and care coordination among underserved populations, the availability of long-term community-based supports and services, affordable accessible housing, work incentives and employment, and independence and community integration for people with disabilities. He is leading a case review of state initiatives to improve care coordination for individuals with serious mental illness as well as quantitative and qualitative data collection for recipients of Health Care Innovation Awards, which facilitate better health, improved care, and lower costs for Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Program beneficiaries. He has also played a key role in implementation of the Social Security Disability Insurance Benefit Offset National Demonstration project.
Before coming to Mathematica in 2010, Kehn held various research positions at the MedStar Health Research Institute. He holds an M.P.P. from the School of Public Administration at American University.
Accountable Health Communities: Identifying and Addressing Social Determinants of Health
Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) Project Demonstration
Mathematica is helping to develop a demonstration focused on improving the employment outcomes of state vocational rehabilitation clients who receive only SSDI benefits.
Medicaid Buy-In Program
The Medicaid Buy-In program allows adults with disabilities to earn more than would otherwise be possible and still have Medicaid coverage. In return, participants “buy into” the Medicaid program, typically by paying premiums based on income. To assist CMS in monitoring the program, Mathematica has developed...
HCIA Evaluations: Behavioral Health/Substance Abuse
Mathematica evaluated the impacts of projects implemented by the 10 HCIA awardees focused on mental health and substance abuse services. These awardee demonstrations addressed a wide array of interventions and targeted different subgroups within this broad priority population.