Managed Care and People With Disabilities Research Inventory. Managed Care and People With Disabilities Research Inventory : Table 8


: Table 8

ORGANIZATION:   Health Services for Children with Special Needs, Inc.
TELEPHONE:   (202) 466-2145
NAME OF STUDY:   Health Services for Children with Special Needs, Inc., Washington D.C.
PROJECT DATES:   December 1, 1995 - November 30, 1998
RESEARCH QUESTIONS/GOALS:   What impact does a specialized managed care plan have on Medicaid-eligible children with complex medical needs?
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF METHODS AND DATA:   The program is now collecting baseline data through in-person surveys of families on: family structure, past health care utilization, use of other public assistance programs, general access to health care, and the home environment. These survey findings, together with the care plan, which is developed by the primary care physician, child, and family; data on the child’s prior year utilization in the Medicaid FFS system; and other information pertaining to care coordination, follow-up or visits, will form a child’s service delivery record. In addition, they will have consent forms for the release of medical record information. These data sources will form a child’s profile for research and evaluation purposes.
AVAILABILITY OF RESULTS:   By September or October of 1996, they will have a snapshot of the first 6 months of program experience. They will be able to look at the use of specific services (e.g. E.R. and community-based); and will have general cost and utilization data which they will analyze by diagnosis. Project analysts also will have tracked enrollment and disenrollment rates.