Project for Integrative Health and the Triple Aim (PIHTA) - Knowledge Base


Integrative Therapies Pilot Project: A Holistic Approach to Pain Management in Medicaid
Health Management Associates

Findings from a 3 year study reveal that Medicaid beneficiaries with chronic pain experienced improvements in mental and physical health as a result of integrative interventions. Patients demonstrated less dependency on pharmaceuticals and noted positive side effects such as a reduction of symptoms and an improved QoL through satisfaction surveys. Reductions in pharmaceutical and Medicaid costs were also realized for the state of Florida.

Midwifery Licensure and Discipline Program in Washington State: Economic Costs and Benefits
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This study directed by the Washington State Department of Health reported significant cost savings to the health care system as a result of planned out-of-hospital births by licensed professional midwives.