Policy Research

Our policy research blends rigorous methods with policy and economic expertise to deliver clear and actionable evidence for health care decision-makers. Key projects are highlighted below.

Evaluation of Oregon's 1115 Medicaid Waiver for the Oregon Health Authority

In 2012, Oregon executed an agreement to restructure its Medicaid program—called a Medicaid demonstration waiver—with the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) engaged CHSE to carry out a summative evaluation of the waiver as required by CMS, and to evaluate specific components of the waiver.

Select publications:          

Summative evaluation report      

Dental evaluation        

Dual-eligible report          

Hospital Transformation Performance Program evaluation

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Behavioral Health Care Analysis for Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare engaged CHSE to evaluate behavioral health care under Idaho's Medicaid program and provide recommendations for improving care.          

Idaho report 

Return-on-Investment Analysis for Multnomah County

The Multnomah County Health Department engaged CHSE to analyze the prevalence and costs of chronic disease among Multnomah County Medicaid members and calculate return-on-investment from disease management programs in order to help policymakers identify optimal targets for public health investment.