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ERIC Number: EJ792349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1097-6736
The Influence of Evaluators on State Medicaid Policies: Florida and South Carolina's Experience
Bigos, Yvonne; Johnson, Jennifer; Hendlin, Rae; Harkreader, Steve; Truitt, Andrea
New Directions for Evaluation, n112 p51-66 Win 2006
Legislative evaluators can inform state policymakers who face policy and budget decisions related to large and complex federal programs such as Medicaid. Unlike lobbyists, advocates, and other stakeholders who support particular interests, legislative evaluators are uniquely positioned to provide independent and timely information to assist policymakers. Failing to accurately focus an evaluation toward meeting policymakers' concerns will result in reports that are of little use in policy development. This chapter discusses four conditions related to evaluation use, as well as several strategies used by Florida and South Carolina legislative evaluators that facilitated utilization of their Medicaid studies. (Contains 1 table.)
Jossey Bass. Available from John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774. Tel: 800-825-7550; Tel: 201-748-6645; Fax: 201-748-6021; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida; South Carolina