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Iowa Medicaid Healthy Behaviors Program Participants Less Likely To Use Hospital-Based Care

News | June 29, 2020

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Iowa Medicaid expansion enrollees who participated in the Iowa Medicaid Healthy Behaviors Program (HBP) had substantial reductions in their utilization of hospital-based care. Compared to the non-participants, HBP participants from 2014 through 2017 were less likely to visit an emergency department; the likelihood was 9.6 percentage points lower. The HBP participants were also less likely…

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