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  • document preview of Meaningful Use and Corrections: Unknown Opportunities

    Meaningful Use and Corrections: Unknown Opportunities

    "Meaningful use is the linchpin of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, established under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act to provide incentive payments to eligible providers that adopt and demonstrate “meaningful use” of certified EHR [electronic health record] technology. Providers demonstrate meaningful use by “attesting” to certain criteria for different stages of meaningful use ... This article provides an overview of the meaningful use landscape, emphasizing the applicability of meaningful use to health...

  • Managing Prison Health Care Spending (2014)

    The Pew Charitable Trusts.

    This report examines state spending on inmate health care and the factors driving costs higher.

  • How Medicaid Expansion Can Lower Prison Costs, Recidivism (2013)

    Expansion states are taking advantage of the chance to cover outside hospitalizations that cost their states millions, as well as the opportunity to enroll parolees in Medicaid. Studies show health care keeps them from returning to prison.


  • Access to Health Care and Criminal Behavior: Short-Run Evidence from the ACA Medicaid Expansions (2017)

    I investigate the causal relationship between access to health care and criminal behavior following state decisions to expand Medicaid coverage after the Affordable Care Act. Many of the newly eligible individuals for Medicaid-provided health insurance are adults at high risk for crime. I leverage variation in insurance eligibility generated by state decisions to expand Medicaid and differential pre-treatment uninsured rates at the county-level. My findings indicate that the Medicaid expansions have resulted in significant decreases in annual crime by 3.2 percent. This estimate is driven by significant decreases in both reported property and violent crime. A within-state heterogeneity analysis suggests...

  • United States Sentencing Commission Interactive Data Analyzer

    The Interactive Data Analyzer (IDA) is an online tool that can be used to explore, filter, customize, and visualize federal sentencing data.