Medicaid Evidence Based Decisions Project (MED)



Foundations of MED

The MED Project was established at the Center for Evidence-based Policy in 2006 as a self governing collaboration of state Medicaid agencies and their partners. MED's mission is to provide policy-makers with the tools and resources they need to make evidence-based decisions. 

Purpose of MED

MED's primary purpose is to improve decision making in Medicaid programs by 

  • Producing independent and objective evaluations of clinical evidence to inform decisions made by policy-makers, purchasers, providers, and consumers.
  • Sharing best practices and engaging in collaborative problem-solving to accelerate improvements in healthcare outcomes and health system efficiency.
  • Supporting state efforts to increase transparency and evidence-based decision making in state health coverage policies.

MED Public Reports

The following reports have been made available by the MED Project: 

Best Practices in Naloxone Treatment Programs for Opioid Overdose - July 2015

State Medicaid Coverage Policies for Harvoni®and Viekira Pak™ - Summary Findings -  May 2015

State Medicaid Coverage Policies for Harvoni®and Viekira Pak™ Treatment of Hepatitis C - May 2015

Sofosbuvir for the Treatment of Hepatitis C and Evaluation of the 2014 American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Treatment Guidelines - May 2014

Health Technology Assessment - Rapid Review - August 2011

Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography - August 2011

Elective Induction of Labor - October 2010

Elective Cesarean Section - November 2010

Viscosupplementation for Osteoarthritis of the Knee - March 2010

State Agencies Participating in the MED Project

Talk to Us

To learn more about joining MED, please email us or download our brochure.