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This paper was requested as part of the National Academy of Sciences, Committee on National Statistics Panel to Evaluate the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). SIPP is sponsored by the Bureau of the Census and has been an ongoing longitudinal survey of the civilian non-institutionalized population since 1983.
This report is a synthesis of studies that have examined the quality impact of health IT as well as the costs and organizational changes needed to implement health IT systems. This report reviews scientific data about the implementation of health IT to date, as documented in studies published through 2003. It does not project future health care be
This paper examines risk selection among managed care plans for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries in Tennessee's Medicaid managed care program, TennCare, focusing in particular on TennCare's first two years (starting January 1994 and ending January 1996). Analysis starts with a review of the TennCare program, especially the characte
The Brookings/ICF Long Term Care Financing Model is available to interested researchers. However, access to a mainframe computer and significant amounts of computer time are required. The computer tape containing the code of the model and associated input data can be purchased through NTIS. Two volumes of documentation have been prepared for those
This study assessed a variety of longitudinal models to examine the effect of different types of caregiver burden on outcomes important to policymakers: nursing home admissions, hospital use, and stability of the family and formal care networks. Analyses were carried out on the 1982 National Long-Term Care Survey (NLTCS) and the 1984 NLTCS Longitu
This study analyzes Connecticut nursing home data on a current resident cohort, with particular attention to how many residents began their stays as private pay, but eventually spent down to Medicaid eligibility. It also estimates how many residents were Medicaid eligible prior to admission or became eligible at admission. Using data on the amount
Reducing Nursing Home Use Through Community-Based Long-Term Care: An Optimization Analysis Using Data from the National Channeling Demonstration
A generally consistent finding of community-based long-term care demonstrations, including Channeling, is that these programs do not lead to net reductions in long-term care expenditures. Even though reducing nursing home costs was a goal of these demonstrations, none involved systematic managerial and resource allocation strategies specifically d
The purpose of this report is to provide basic descriptive statistics on the primary informal caregivers of disabled private long-term care insurance policyholders who have accessed long-term care benefits and are living in the community. Also compared are key characteristics of these individuals to informal caregivers of non-privately insured dis
Policy Frameworks for Designing Medicaid Buy-In Programs and Related State Work Incentive Initiatives
This report provides policy frameworks to assist stakeholders design and implement Medicaid Buy-In programs and related work incentive initiatives to enhance the level of economic self-sufficiency of persons with significant disabilities. Of particular focus are the design decisions affecting enrollment, costs, and a state's fiscal exposure. The p
Post-Acute Care Issues for Medicare: Interviews with Provider and Consumer Groups, and Researchers and Policy Analysts
Widespread interest in Medicare post-acute care issues, particularly after the Balanced Budget Act (BBA) passed, prompted DALTCP to sponsor an "early indication" qualitative study of the potential effects of the BBA provisions and other related issues. To obtain timely information on such issues, this study collected information through interviews
Evaluation of the District of Columbia's Demonstration Program,Managed Care System for Disabled and Special Needs Children: Year One Report
This project evaluates the District of Columbia's managed care demonstration program for disabled and special needs children. The demonstration program relies on a Medicaid-financed managed care system for children in the District's Supplemental Security Income program and is offered to eligible children as an alternative to the traditional Medica
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Data are presented to defend the theory that families use the kind of care which is available to them and affordable. Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) data on marital status, other adults in the home, hours the mother works, age of mother, region and city size (indicators of the availability of other care providers), in addition t
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation sponsored an expert meeting on research related to personal assistance services (PAS). This day long meeting was the first of three expert meetings on disability topic areas that DALTCP is considering for inclusion in its research agenda.
This report analyzes qualitative data to examine factors influencing changes in the health care systems for immigrants in these four cities, including immigrant eligibility changes under federal welfare reform, immigration enforcement issues, and language and cultural differences. [35 PDF pages]
This report presents findings on the characteristics and employment barriers of families receiving TANF benefits in South Carolina's Family Independence (FI) Program. The study included in-depth telephone interviews with 1,120 case heads of families receiving TANF benefits in South Carolina during June 2002, in a research design stratified to incl