Impact of Policy on VA Healthcare Utilization

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Title Impact of Policy on VA Healthcare Utilization
Creator Vanneman, M.E.
Subject Diffusion of Innovation; Veterans Health Services; Mental Health Services; Veterans Health; Medicaid; Health Services Accessibility; Outsourced Services; Office Visits; Outpatients; Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Health Policy; Government Programs; Patient Acceptance of Health Care; Behavioral Medicine; Knowledge Discovery
Keyword Population Health; Behavioral Health
Image Caption Graph showing outpatient behavioral health visit numbers before and after Medicaid enrollment (n=7249), 2006-09.
Description Significant internal and external changes have affected the utilization of healthcare services in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA is the largest integrated healthcare system in the U.S., with 9 million enrollees and 6 million users per year. Vanneman and colleagues have spearheaded research on the outcomes of increasing the portion of care currently outsourced to the private sector by the VA, as brought about by the Veterans Choice Act of 2014 and the MISSION Act of 2018. The group has also worked to project the impacts of the Affordable Care Act for VA enrollees who newly gain Medicaid coverage. One notable finding is that total utilization of outpatient behavioral health services increases after veterans enroll in Medicaid - suggesting that Medicaid is best viewed as a complement rather than a substitute for VA outpatient behavioral health care.
Relation is Part of 2019
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date Digital 2020
Date 2019
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Rights Management Copyright © 2021, University of Utah, All Rights Reserved
Language eng
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References 1.) Iraq and Afghanistan veterans' use of Veterans Health Administration and purchased care before and after Veterans Choice Program implementation. Vanneman ME, Harris AHS, Asch SM, Scott WJ, Murrell SS, Wagner TH. Med Care. 2017 Jul;55 Suppl 7 Suppl 1:S37. 2.) The impact of medicaid enrollment on Veterans Health Administration enrollees' behavioral health services use. Vanneman ME, Phibbs CS, Dally SK, Trivedi AN, Yoon J. Health Serv Res. 2018 Dec;53 Suppl 3:5238. 3.) Differences in risk scores of veterans receiving community care purchased by the Veterans Health Administration. Rosen AK, Wagner TH, Pettey WBP, Shwartz M, Chen Q, Lo J, O'Brien WJ, Vanneman ME. Health Serv Res. 2018 Dec;53 Suppl 3:5438. 4.) Recommendations for the evaluation of cross-system care coordination from the VA State-of-the-art Working Group on VA/Non-VA Care. Mattocks KM, Cunningham K, Elwy AR, Finley EP, Greenstone C, Mengeling MA, Pizer SD, Vanneman ME, Weiner M, Bastian LA. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 May;34(Suppl 1):18.
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