Collaborative design of a health care experience survey for persons with disability

Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc, Holly Matulewicz, MA, Sarah A. Marsella, MSc, Kimberley S. Warsett, MSW, Dennis Heaphy, MPH, EdM, MDiv, Karen Donelan, ScD, EdM Disability and Health Journal, April 2017, p231–239 DOI:   Background When assessing results of health care delivery system reforms targeting persons with disability, quality metrics must reflect the experiences and perspectives of this population.… Read More »»

Do prominent quality measurement surveys capture the concerns of persons with disability?

Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc, Sarah A. Marsella, MSc, Tiffany Lopinsky, BA, Dennis Heaphy, MPH, EdM, MDiv, Kimberley S. Warsett, MSW Disability and Health Journal, April 2017  Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 222–230 DOI:   Background Demonstration programs nationwide aim to control costs and improve care for people dually-eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, including many persons with disability. Ensuring these… Read More »»

Examining access to care for younger vs. older dual-eligible adults living in the community

Gilbert Gimm, Ph.D., Elizabeth Blodgett, M.H.P.A., Preeti Zanwar, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: December 16, 2015 DOI: Background Recent state dual-eligible (Medicare and Medicaid) payment reform demonstrations have included groups of both working-age and older adults, but relatively little is known about how access to care varies between these two… Read More »»

Health services appraisal and the transition to Medicaid Managed Care from fee for service

Randall Owen, Ph.D., Tamar Heller, Ph.D., Anne Bowers, M.S. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p239–247 Published online: October 24, 2015 DOI:   Background Many states are transitioning fee-for-service (FFS) Medicaid into Medicaid Managed Care (MMC) for people with disabilities. Objective This study examined managed care’s impact on health services appraisal (HSA)… Read More »»

State adoption of Medicaid 1915(c) waivers for children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

M. Beth Merryman, Ph.D., M.S., O.T.R/L., F.A.O.T.A., Nancy A. Miller, Ph.D., Emily Shockley, Ph.D.(c), Karen Goldrich Eskow, Ph.D., C.P.C., O.T.R/L., Gregory S. Chasson, Ph.D Disability and Health Journal, July 2015 Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 443–451 DOI: Background The prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has increased dramatically, with one in every 68 children in the U.S. currently diagnosed with ASD.… Read More »»

Modeling the determinants of Medicaid home care payments for children with special health care needs: A structural equation model approach

Omolola E. Adepoju, Ph.D., M.P.H., Yichen Zhang, M.S., Charles D. Phillips, Ph.D., M.P.H. Texas A&M University, School of Rural Public Health, Department of Policy and Management, 1266 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843, USA Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 4, p426–432 Published online: June 7, 2014 DOI: Background The management of children with… Read More »»

Continuity in provider and site of care and preventive services receipt in an adult Medicaid population with physical disabilities

Susan M. Allen, Ph.D., Susan Wieland, Ph.D., Jane Griffin, M.P.H., Pedro Gozalo, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal,  October 2009 Volume 2, Issue 4, Pages 180–187 DOI: Abstract Background This study investigated the relationship between continuity of care (having one’s own doctor and a regular site of care), and receipt of preventive services in a population of… Read More »»

Disability in two health care systems: Access, quality, satisfaction, and physician contacts among working-age Canadians and Americans with disabilities

Stephen P. Gulley, Ph.D., M.S.W., Barbara M. Altman, Ph.D. †Financial disclosure: Funds for these analyses were generously provided by contract with the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (NCHS/CDC). The findings and conclusions in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the… Read More »»

Does race influence age of diagnosis for children with developmental delay?

Joshua R. Mann, M.D., M.P.H., Sarah Crawford, M.S., Lesly Wilson, Ph.D., O.T.R./L., Suzanne McDermott, Ph.D.† This project was funded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Health and Disability Cooperative Agreement U59/CCU421834. Disability and Health Journal  July 2008 Volume 1, Issue 3, Pages 157–162 DOI: Abstract Background Early identification of developmental delay is important for ensuring… Read More »»

Quality of diabetes care for adults with physical disabilities in Kansas

Amanda Reichard, Ph.D., Hayley Stolzle, M.P.H., Ana Carolina Sella, Ph.D., Theresa I. Shireman, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 34–40, January 2012 DOI:   Abstract Background Similar to health disparities found among racial and ethnic minority groups, individuals with physical disabilities experience a greater risk for diabetes than those without disabilities.… Read More »»