Managed Care and People With Disabilities Research Inventory. Managed Care and People With Disabilities Research Inventory : Table 21

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: Table 21

CONTACT PERSON NAME:   Carol Keefe
ORGANIZATION:   Michigan Public Health Institute
TELEPHONE:   (517) 347-3145
NAME OF STUDY:   Michigan Evaluation of Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Managed Care Arrangements
PROJECT DIRECTOR/PI:   Ronald Uken, Michigan Department of Public Health
FUNDING SOURCE:   Maternal and Child Health Bureau - SPRANS Grant
PROJECT DATES:   October 1994 - September 1998
RESEARCH QUESTIONS/GOALS:   To develop a model for the systematic evaluation of services delivery and outcomes for children with special health care needs (CSHCNs) under three managed care arrangements: primary care case management, a partial-risk plan, and a full-risk capitated plan. Research Questions for baseline information: Are families of children with special health care needs in Michigan satisfied with their current health care arrangements? What are the structural characteristics of the health care system that these families currently use?
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF METHODS AND DATA:   Phase 1: Mail survey of stratified sample of families of children with special health care needs.Phase 2: Development of evaluation tools, e.g., patient satisfaction measures, and licensing and contract standards.Phase 3: Field test, evaluate, and disseminate the evaluation model.
AVAILABILITY OF RESULTS:   Results from baseline survey will be available in early 1996. Evaluation model is being developed. It will be field-tested in the PCCM program adapted for CSHCNs once the adapted PCCM program is implemented (sometime in 1996).