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Helping Journalists Mine ACA Data for Stories

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Uploaded on Jul 1, 2014

This video, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Association of Health Care Journalists, explores opportunities for journalists to use ACA monitoring data for their stories on health reform. The Foundation's Katherine Hempstead discusses several RWJF-sponsored datasets, available online through http://www.rwjf.org/ReformByTheNumbers. Her remarks were presented at an AHCJ member event held at the New York State Health Foundation on June 19, 2014.
Indexed Sections:
5:10 First data set; Urban Institute - Health Reform Monitoring Survey (The quarterly Health Reform Monitoring Survey of households provides timely information on ACA implementation and changes in health insurance coverage, access to care and affordability.)
15:54 Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania - HIX 2.0 (Multiple datasets track each state's key ACA implementation decisions and examine variation—starting with governance.)
19:09 Breakaway Policy Strategies - Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) Compare, (This dataset compiles information on benefits and costs of health plans offered through the marketplaces in all 50 states and DC. It includes data on premiums, network composition, deductibles and more.)
27:42 New Jersey Hospital Association - Payer Mix Data (Discharge data from 22 state hospital associations show total inpatient admissions and emergency admissions by payer, as well as data on diagnoses and procedures responsive to insurance status.)
40:28 athenahealth -- ACAView (Monthly data assess the impact of the ACA on provider access, patient financial obligation, health status of new patients, physician revenue cycle and provider reimbursement.)
47:34 Enrollment and carrier data (Enrollment and carrier data from health, life, fraternal and property/casualty insurers include information on number of policies, federal and state taxes, health premiums earned and more.)
53:28 General Q&A

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