Pam Silberman, JD, DrPH

North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center

Phone: 919.966.4525
Email: pam_silberman@unc.edu


Completed Projects - (6)

  • Early Rural Experiences of Changes to Medicaid
    This project will 1) develop baseline state-level snapshots of rural enrollment in Medicaid and 2) estimate and model enrollment expansion in each state. We will also conduct a baseline provider key informant interviews in late 2013 to gauge expected effects, with follow up interviews in Summer 2014 as a sentinel warning system of early effects of changes to Medicaid in order to inform timely policy development.
    Research center: North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center
    Topics: Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Hospitals and clinics, Medicaid and S-CHIP
  • Impact of The Medicaid Budget Crisis on Rural Communities: A 50-State Survey
    The impact of the Medicaid budgetary crisis on rural communities across the US will be assessed through a 50-state survey of state Medicaid agencies, state Offices of Rural Health and state rural health associations.
    Research center: North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center
    Topic: Medicaid and S-CHIP
  • Medicaid Managed Care in Rural Areas: Innovative Case Management Strategies
    Research center: North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center
    Topics: Care management, Medicaid and S-CHIP
  • Premium Assistance Programs: Exploring Public-Private Partnerships as a Vehicle for Expanding Health Insurance to Rural Uninsured
    This project examines the experience of states that have implemented premium assistance programs in rural areas to determine whether there are certain design features or certain types of rural communities where these programs may be more feasible.
    Research center: North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center
    Topics: Private health insurance, Uninsured and underinsured
  • State Facts about Medicaid: Rural Specific Data
    This project will develop state-specific fact sheets which will include information on the groups covered (and income eligibility), structure of the state's SCHIP program, services covered, delivery system, some provider payment information for certain safety net providers, and percentage of the state's rural and urban population that are enrolled in Medicaid. Additional information comparing urban and rural areas of the state will be provided, when available. The rural and urban comparisons will include total numbers of Medicaid recipients, Medicaid expenditures, and enrollment in different types of managed care plans.
    Research center: North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center
    Topics: Medicaid and S-CHIP, Rural statistics and demographics
  • Tracking the Implementation of Medicaid Managed Care in Rural Areas
    Research center: North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center
    Topic: Medicaid and S-CHIP

Publications - (13)