Managed Care and People With Disabilities Research Inventory. Managed Care and People With Disabilities Research Inventory : Table 27

02/01/1996

: Table 27

CONTACT PERSON NAME:   Kyle Grazier
ORGANIZATION:   Cornell University
TELEPHONE:   (608) 255-2504
NAME OF STUDY:   Managed Care: The Impact of Mental Health Carve-Outs
PROJECT DIRECTOR/PI:   Kyle Grazier
FUNDING SOURCE:   NIMH
PROJECT DATES:   August 1994 - July 1996
RESEARCH QUESTIONS/GOALS:   To determine the extent and nature of changes in the use and cost of mental health services before and after the introduction of a mental health carve out. To identify the role of biased selection on the observed effects. To explore the offset effects between mental health and non-mental health service use.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF METHODS AND DATA:   Researchers are using a three-stage model, based on the economic theory of demand, to examine determinants of mental health and medical care use for three years prior to and three years following the introduction of the carve out. Data: Six years of inpatient and outpatient claims data from 19,200 employees of a private sector company.
AVAILABILITY OF RESULTS:   Preliminary findings on a subsample are currently available. Final results expected in August 1996.