Evaluation of the Healthy Michigan Plan

Faculty Contact: Sarah Clark, MPH

Background:
In 2014, Michigan implemented a substantial expansion of its Medicaid program for non-elderly adults. Called the Healthy Michigan Plan, this new program emphasizes preventive care, personal responsibility in one’s health, and cost-sharing of health services. The CHEAR Unit is collaborating with researchers from the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation to conduct a major evaluation of this new program.

Objectives:
To understand the utilization of medical, dental and other services among adults enrolled in the Healthy Michigan Plan; to understand the impact of Healthy Michigan Plan on adults’ health status and overall well-being; to examine the link between cost-sharing and utilization.

Research Topics and Methods:
This five-year, multi-component project includes:

  • Analysis of utilization data for Healthy Michigan Plan enrollees
  • Survey of primary care providers who see Healthy Michigan Plan patients
  • Interviews with Healthy Michigan Plan enrollees
  • Analysis of cost-sharing data

Funder:
The project is funded by the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services.

For more information, please contact:
Principal Investigator: Sarah Clark, MPH
Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit
University of Michigan Division of General Pediatrics
300 North Ingalls, 6E06 Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5456
Telephone: 734-615-8145 Fax: 734-764-2599
Email: saclark[at]umich[dot]edu