Managed Care and People With Disabilities Research Inventory. Managed Care and People With Disabilities Research Inventory : Table 5


: Table 5

ORGANIZATION:   East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
TELEPHONE:   (617) 568-4871
NAME OF STUDY:   Development of an HIV/AIDS Service Delivery Model
PROJECT DIRECTOR/PI:   Judith Steinberg/Jim Taylor, M.D.
FUNDING SOURCE:   HRSA-Special Projects Of National Significance (SPNS) Managed Care Models
PROJECT DATES:   October 1994 - September 1999
RESEARCH QUESTIONS/GOALS:   To develop a community-based, coordinated comprehensive care plan for patients with HIV. To develop appropriate capitated rates and explore risk sharing arrangements with providers and payers.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:   A multidisciplinary provider team will coordinate care for high-risk, underserved individuals; services will include primary and specialty care, inpatient and home care, case management, client support services and HIV counseling and testing.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF METHODS AND DATA:   Patient care costs will be evaluated at three stages of infection (asymptomatic, symptomatic, and full-blown AIDS), and costs under managed, capitated care will be compared to fee-for-service costs. Cost comparison and the development of capitated rates will be based in the following sources of data: an extensive information system containing data on all clients; encounter and billing data; and the review of externally used services. These data services will provide the basis for cost comparisons and the development of capitated rates.
AVAILABILITY OF RESULTS:   Not yet determined.