Recent Submissions

  • Ethane in Titan’s Stratosphere from Cassini CIRS Far- and Mid-infrared Spectra 

    Lombardo, Nicholas A.; Nixon, Conor A.; Sylvestre, Melody; Jennings, Donald E.; Teanby, Nicholas; Irwin, Patrick J. G.; Flasar, F. Michael (The American Astronomical Society, 2019-04-02)
    The Cassini Composite Infrared Spectrometer (CIRS) observed thermal emission in the far- and mid-infrared (from 10 to 1500 cm⁻¹), enabling spatiotemporal studies of ethane on Titan across the span of the Cassini mission ...
  • Hybrid Mortality Prediction Using Multiple Source Systems 

    Mativo, Isaac; Yesha, Yelena; Grasso, Michael; Oates, Tim; Zhu, Qian
    The use of artificial intelligence in clinical care to improve decision support systems is increasing. This is not surprising since by its very nature, the practice of medicine consists of making decisions based on ...
  • The ILRS: approaching 20 years and planning for the future 

    Pearlman, Michael R.; Noll, Carey E.; Pavlis, Erricos C.; Lemoine, Frank G.; Combrink, Ludwig; Degnan, John J.; Kirchner, Georg; Schreiber, Ulrich (Springer Nature Switzerland AG., 2019-03-19)
    The International Laser Ranging Service (ILRS) was established by the International Association of Geodesy (IAG) in 1998 to support programs in geodesy, geophysics, fundamental constants and lunar research, and to provide ...
  • The Ozone Water–Land Environmental Transition Study 

    Sullivan, John T.; Berkoff, Timothy; Gronoff, Guillaume; Knepp, Travis; Pippin, Margaret; Allen, Danette; Twigg, Laurence; Swap, Robert; Tzortziou, Maria; Thompson, Anne M.; Stauffer, Ryan M.; Wolfe, Glenn M.; Flynn, James; Pusede, Sally E.; Judd, Laura M.; Moore, William; Baker, Barry D.; Al-Saadi, Jay; Mcgee, Thomas J. (American Meteorological Society, 2019-03-14)
    Coastal regions have historically represented a significant challenge for air quality investigations because of water–land boundary transition characteristics and a paucity of measurements available over water. Prior studies ...
  • Report on the Maryland Medical Assistance Program and Maryland Children's Health Program: Reimbursement Rates 

    The Hilltop Institute (The Hilltop Institute, 2010-01-01)
    This report, prepared for the Maryland legislature, discusses the progress of updating reimbursement rates for the Maryland Medical Assistance Program and the Maryland Children’s Health Program. Preparation of such a report ...
  • An Analysis of Medicaid Costs for Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury While Residing in Maryland Nursing Facilities 

    The Hilltop Institute (The Hilltop Institute, 2008-12-19)
    The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), on behalf of Maryland’s Money Follows the Person (MFP) demonstration, requested that The Hilltop Institute conduct a study to provide a better understanding of ...
  • A Comparison of Managed Long‐Term Care Programs 

    Woodcock, Cynthia H. (The Hilltop Institute, 2009-01)
    This matrix compares managed long-term care programs currently operating in eight states: Arizona, Florida, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Texas, and Wisconsin. The programs were compared based on the ...
  • Maryland’s Kids First Act Potential Medicaid/MCHP Eligibility Determination Process Enhancements 

    The Hilltop Institute (The Hilltop Institute, 2009-01-01)
    The Hilltop Institute, in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Democracy at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, conducted a study of potential processes for improving eligibility and enrollment procedures through ...
  • Academic Detailing: A Review of the Literature and States’ Approaches 

    The Hilltop Institute (The Hilltop Institute, 2009-12-18)
    To follow up on a previous study, Hilltop surveyed the literature to understand the current status of legislation among states regarding academic detailing/prescriber education (AD), as well as to describe existing efforts. ...
  • Comprehensive Assessments in Home and Community‐Based Services 

    Shirk, C. (The Hilltop Institute, 2009-07)
    Comprehensive assessments play an important role as states seek to provide more long-term care (LTC) in home and community-based service (HCBS) settings rather than in institutions. A well-designed assessment instrument ...
  • Examining Rate Setting for Medicaid Managed Long‐Term Care 

    Tucker, A.; Johnson, K. (The Hilltop Institute, 2009-07-22)
    This report is the second in a series that explores the cross-payer effects of providing Medicaid long-term supports and services on Medicare acute care resource use. Patterns of Medicaid eligibility, as well as resource ...
  • Examining the Medicare Resource Use of Dually Eligible Medicaid Recipients 

    Tucker, A.; Johnson, K.; Huang, Y.; Brewer, T. (The Hilltop Institute, 2010-01-30)
    This report, prepared for the Maryland legislature, discusses the progress of updating reimbursement rates for the Maryland Medical Assistance Program and the Maryland Children’s Health Program. Preparation of such a report ...
  • Nursing Facility Payment Policy: Comparing Maryland to Other States 

    Milligan, Charles J., Jr. (The Hilltop Institute, 2009-09-02)
    This presentation, delivered by Charles Milligan to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) Long-Term Care Payment Advisory Committee (LTC PAC), describes findings from a Hilltop study that examined the ...
  • Long-Term Care Payment Advisory Committee Discussion of Rate Methodology for Community-Based Services: Personal Care 

    The Hilltop Institute (The Hilltop Institute, 2010-04-09)
    Hilltop participated in the Long-Term Care Payment Advisory Committee (LTC PAC) convened by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) and provided support to the group by conducting analyses and making ...
  • Maryland Medicaid Long‐Term Services and Supports 

    The Hilltop Institute (The Hilltop Institute, 2010-03-11)
    This fact sheet provides an overview of Medicaid long-term services and supports in Maryland. It includes information on demographic trends, home and community-based services waivers, expenditures, and dual eligibles.
  • Small Business Participation in the New Mexico State Coverage Insurance Program: Evaluation Results 

    Sommers, Anna S.; Spicer, Laura; Mikow, Asher; Abraham, Jean; Milligan, Charles J., Jr. (The Hilltop Institute, 2010-01)
    This Hilltop Issue Brief disseminates the findings of the first formal evaluation of the New Mexico State Coverage Insurance (SCI) program. The study objective was to identify factors that have influenced employer participation ...
  • Using Information from Income Tax Forms to Target Medicaid and CHIP Outreach: Preliminary Results of the Maryland Kids First Act 

    Idala, David; Roddy, Tricia; Milligan, Charles; Sommers, Anna; Boddie‐Willis, Cynthia; Clark, Angela; Dorn, Stan (The Hilltop Institute, 2009-09)
    The Maryland Kids First Act was signed into law in May 2008. It directed the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) to use the state’s personal income tax system to target outreach efforts to children who ...
  • The New Mexico Salud! Program: Assessment of Access to Care and Quality of Care for Children with Asthma and Adults with Diabetes 

    Sommers, Anna S.; Boddie‐Willis, Cynthia L.; Spicer, Laura; Mikow, Asher; Idala, David (The Hilltop Institute, 2009-02-20)
    The Hilltop Institute conducted an independent assessment of Salud!, New Mexico’s Medicaid managed care program, to provide an analysis of access to and quality of care for children with persistent asthma and adults with ...
  • Rhode Island Real Choices Long-Term Services and Supports Resource Mapping Final Report 

    Woodcock, C.; Stockwell, I.; Komisar, H.; Tripp, A. (The Hilltop Institute, 2010-04-22)
    The Hilltop Institute carried out a resource mapping project for the state of Rhode Island as part of the state’s efforts to create a more accessible system of long-term services and supports under their federal Real Choice ...
  • Maryland’s Kids First Act: Using Tax Forms to Identify Medicaid/CHIP-Eligible Children 

    Idala, David (The Hilltop Institute, 2010-02-24)
    Hilltop Medicaid Policy Studies Director David Idala, MA, discussed Maryland’s strategy for targeting public program enrollment efforts at a webinar hosted by the State Health Access Reform Evaluation (SHARE) on February ...

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