Coordinated Care/Care Management

Report
August, 2014
Charles Michalopoulos, Michelle S. Manno, Tod Mijanovich, Susanna Ginsburg, Jennifer Somers

This program aimed to improve health care quality and reduce Medicaid costs for high-needs Medicaid recipients in New York by helping them use appropriate care that would reduce hospital admissions and emergency department visits. The program did not appear to reduce Medicaid costs or care from hospitals and emergency departments.

Report

Managing Health Care for Medicaid Recipients with Disabilities

May, 2013

This program aimed to improve the quality of health care while reducing Medicaid costs by helping individuals use appropriate care that would reduce hospital admissions and emergency department visits. Like a similar pilot run by Colorado Access, which is described in a separate report, it had little effect on health care use.

Brief

Early Implementation of the Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) for Veterans Demonstration

April, 2013

This policy brief describes an innovative program designed to target the psychological and social behaviors that contribute to pain, disability, and inactivity among veterans with disabilities. The goal is to help these veterans resume daily activities and get on a path to work.

Report

Final Report on the Colorado Access Coordinated Care Pilot Program

April, 2013

This pilot program aimed to improve the quality of health care while reducing Medicaid costs by helping individuals use appropriate care that would reduce hospital admissions and emergency department visits. The program had little effect on health care use, but the report suggests several ways to improve its design.

Methodology
June, 2012

Using an alternative to classical statistics, this paper reanalyzes results from three published studies of interventions to increase employment and reduce welfare dependency. The analysis formally incorporates prior beliefs about the interventions, characterizing the results in terms of the distribution of possible effects, and generally confirms the earlier published findings.

Report

Impacts on Health and Employment at Twelve Months

February, 2011
Charles Michalopoulos, David Wittenburg, Dina A. R. Israel, Jennifer Schore, Anne Warren, Aparajita Zutshi, Stephen Freedman, Lisa Schwartz

This demonstration tested the effects of earlier access to health care coverage and related services for new Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries. After one year, the program increased health care use, reduced reported unmet medical needs, and modestly improved health and functioning. It also increased job prep and search activities but did not raise employment levels.

Brief

Six-Month Results from the Accelerated Benefits Demonstration

April, 2010
David Wittenburg, Anne Warren, Deborah Peikes, Stephen Freedman

This policy brief offers early findings from a demonstration testing whether earlier access to health care and related services for new Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries who lack health care coverage would lead to improved outcomes. So far, the intervention has increased the use of health care services and reduced the reported unmet health care needs of the project participants.

Brief

Design and Early Implementation of the Accelerated Benefits Demonstration

September, 2008
David Wittenburg, Peter Baird, Lisa Schwartz, David Butler

Many Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries have serious and immediate health care needs, but, under current law, most are not eligible for Medicare until 24 months after they start receiving cash benefits. This policy brief describes a new project that is testing whether providing earlier access to health benefits, as well as other services, for new SSDI beneficiaries who have no other health insurance improves employment and health outcomes.

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