Evaluating the Impact of the Affordable Care Act on State Medicaid Program Provision of Tobacco Dependence Treatments (December 2016)
Principal Investigator: Sarah McMenamin, PhD, University of California, San Diego
The goal of the study is to determine the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in expanding coverage and access to tobacco dependence treatment for Medicaid enrollees. The researchers will use data the UC San Diego 2017 State Medicaid Survey on Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, which will collect data from each state Medicaid program to evaluate the extent to which the ACA has created differential benefit designs for tobacco dependence treatment among Medicaid enrollees in expanded and traditional Medicaid programs.
"Affordable Care Act Impact on Medicaid Coverage of Smoking Cessation Treatments"
(April 2018, American Journal of Preventive Medicine)
Effect of State Medicaid Coverage of Tobacco Dependence Treatment on Smoking Cessation among Adult Medicaid Beneficiaries, United States, 2008-2014
(February 24, 2018, presentation at 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco)
The Implementation of the Affordable Care Act Provisions Regarding Smoking Cessation Treatments in State Medicaid Programs
(December 4, 2017, presentation at AcademyHealth's 10th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health)