Private Payers Serving Individuals with Disabilities and Chronic Conditions. D. How This Report is Organized


The rest of this report is divided into seven chapters.

  • Chapter 2 provides information about the indemnity and managed care plans offered by the two employers who contributed data for this study. Chapter 2 also describes earlier research on the impact of managed care for persons with disabilities.

  • Chapter 3 provides the details of the methods used to identify chronically ill, potentially disabled persons with claims and encounter data. The implications of using those methods instead of survey-based approaches are also noted.

  • Chapter 4 describes the research plan for all four analyses conducted in the Private Payers Study. These include the descriptive study noted above, along with the managed care impact study and the two risk-adjustment studies.

  • Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7 and Chapter 8 describe the four studies in detail, offering information about rationale, data sources, methods, results, and implications.

In addition to these chapters, several appendices and a detailed reference section are included as supplementary material to the main report.

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