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  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Shadow Coaching Improves Patient Experience for English-Preferring Patients but Not for Spanish-Preferring Patients

    We found a significant improvement in provider communication and overall provider rating among English-preferring patients of providers, who had one-on-one provider counseling by trained peers, but no evidence of an effect for Spanish-preferring patients.

    Dec 22, 2023

    Denise D. Quigley, Marc N. Elliott, Mary Ellen Slaughter, Efrain Talamantes, Ron D. Hays

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Understanding the Social Risk Factor Adjustment’s Effect on Star Ratings

    This article examines how the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services' adjustment for social risk factors affects the Medicare Advantage Star Ratings and the type of contracts affected by the adjustment.

    Dec 22, 2023

    Anagha Alka Tolpadi, Melony E. Sorbero, Maria DeYoreo, Marc N. Elliott, Cheryl L. Damberg

  • Report

    Report

    Understanding the Landscape of Public Funding for Organizations Serving Transition-Age Foster Youth

    RAND researchers created an online directory of public funding sources for organizations providing critical services to youth exiting foster care and identified gaps in funding, as well as barriers and facilitators to accessing funding.

    Dec 22, 2023

    Petra W. Rasmussen, Sara G. McCleskey, Jamie Ryan, Emma Bianculli, Andrew Sloan, Amy L. Shearer

  • Dissertation

    Dissertation

    Evaluating Performance of Socio-Technical Systems for Improved Reliability: Evidence from Sensor and Human Networks

    Investigates the efficacy of Internet of Things-based low-cost sensors in delivering credible, localized pollution data and fostering public environmental advocacy.

    Dec 22, 2023

    Muhammad Jalal Awan

  • Report

    Report

    Evaluation of the Productivity Institute Programme: Formative Evaluation

    RAND Europe's process evaluation of the Productivity Institute Programme found limited coherence between investments, strong stakeholder engagement, good flexibility, complex governance, clear use of M&E and commendable research commitment to ESG.

    Dec 21, 2023

    Billy Bryan, Susan Guthrie, Dominic Yiangou, Pamina Smith

  • Tool

    Tool

    Mid-Atlantic Regional Climate Impacts Summary and Outlook: Fall 2023

    This climate summary aims to inform Mid-Atlantic policymakers and practitioners about weather patterns for fall 2023, regional climate trends, and the upcoming winter season.

    Dec 21, 2023

    Michelle E. Miro, Krista Romita Grocholski, Lena Easton-Calabria, Jessica Spaccio, Samantha Borisoff, Arthur T. DeGaetano

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Counseling Co-Requirement Laws for Office-Based Buprenorphine Treatment

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy requiring counseling with buprenorphine treatment to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 21, 2023

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Drug Toxicology Testing Requirements

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy mandating drug testing for opioid use disorder treatment planning to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 21, 2023

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Full State Scope-of-Practice Laws

    Panels of experts rated how they expect scope-of-practice laws allowing advanced-practice providers to prescribe medication for opioid use disorder independently to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 21, 2023

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Hub-and-Spoke Type Policies

    Panels of experts rated how they expect hub-and-spoke type policies to affect four outcomes and rated these policies on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 21, 2023

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Length of Time That Medicaid Covers Medication for Opioid Use Disorder

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy requiring state-level Medicaid to cover medication for opioid use disorder for at least six months to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 21, 2023

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Pay-for-Performance Policies

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy mandating additional payments to providers for improved quality and value of opioid use disorder treatment to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 21, 2023

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    State Mandates for Opioid Use Disorder Drug Formularies

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy mandating at least two medications for opioid use disorder to be on preferred drug lists for drug formularies to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 21, 2023

  • Report

    Report

    The Forces We Need: Building Multi-Capable Airmen to Enable Agile Combat Employment

    This report documents the findings and recommendations from a study focused on helping the Air Force refine its emergent Multi-Capable Airmen (MCA) concept and identify next steps for developing an Air Force–wide approach to build and sustain MCA.

    Dec 20, 2023

    Shawn Cochran, Kirsten M. Keller, Mark Toukan, Maria C. Lytell, Matthew Walsh, Andrea M. Abler, Isabelle Winston, Ryan L. Stallsworth, Ryan C. Thulin

  • Report

    Report

    Today's Army Spouse Panel Survey Results: Financial Vulnerability Among Army Families, Spring to Fall 2022

    RAND researchers used the Today’s Army Spouse Panel to measure U.S. Army spouses’ and families’ financial vulnerabilities and to track financial indicators over time, including food insecurity, trouble paying bills, and use of financial resources.

    Dec 20, 2023

    Carra S. Sims, Thomas E. Trail

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Coerced Drug Treatment Policies

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy legally compelling individuals to participate in opioid use disorder treatment to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 20, 2023

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Emergency Department Treatment-Linkage Financial Incentive Policies

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy financially incentivizing emergency departments to follow a specific process for patients diagnosed with opioid use disorder to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 20, 2023

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Facilitated Access to Medication for Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) Requirements

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy requiring state substance use disorder programs to offer accessible medication for opioid use disorder to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 20, 2023

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Involuntary Civil Commitment Laws

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy establishing involuntary civil commitment laws to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 20, 2023

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Medicaid Enrollment for Individuals Leaving Jail or Prison

    Panels of experts rated how they expect a policy requiring Medicaid enrollment assistance for people leaving jail to affect four outcomes and rated this policy on four implementation criteria.

    Dec 20, 2023