Managed Care and People With Disabilities Research Inventory. Managed Care and People With Disabilities Research Inventory : Table 64


: Table 64

CONTACT PERSON NAME:   Margaret Stineman
ORGANIZATION:   U Penn Medical School; Rehab Dept.
TELEPHONE:   (215) 898-6272
NAME OF STUDY:   Functional Related Groups (FRG)
PROJECT DIRECTOR/PI:   Margaret Stineman
FUNDING SOURCE:   Originally rehab hospitals; since June 1993 by AHCPR.
PROJECT DATES:   1989 - (although the work goes back further)
RESEARCH QUESTIONS/GOALS:   The development of a patient classification system (inpatient only) based on functional status, impairment, and age - The system was designed for payment purposes and quality improvement outcomes, and is being considered by HCFA.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF METHODS AND DATA:   Multi-state study across the country - working with RAND.
AVAILABILITY OF RESULTS:   First published in Medical Care in 1994, further results not out yet.