surveillance

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.10.004   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) […]

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Diagnosis isn’t enough: Understanding the connections between high health care utilization, chronic conditions and disabilities among U.S. working age adults

Amanda Reichard, Ph.D., M.S., Stephen P. Gulley, Ph.D., M.S.W, Elizabeth K. Rasch, P.T., Ph.D.,Leighton Chan, M.D., M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal, October 2015, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 535–546 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.04.006 Background Under the ACA, new programs are being developed to enhance care coordination and reduce health care costs among people with chronic conditions, disabilities, and high utilization of health […]

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National health surveillance of adults with disabilities, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and adults with no disabilities

Susan M. Havercamp, Ph.D., Haleigh M. Scott, M.A. The Ohio State University Nisonger Center, 1581 Dodd Dr, Columbus, OH 43210, USA DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.11.002 Background People with disabilities experience worse health and poorer access to health care compared to people without disability. Large-scale health surveillance efforts have largely excluded adults with intellectual and developmental disability. This […]

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Rural disparities in receipt of colorectal cancer screening among adults ages 50–64 with disabilities

Willi Horner-Johnson, Ph.D., Konrad Dobbertin, M.P.H., Jae Chul Lee, Ph.D., Elena M. Andresen, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 4, p394–401 Published online: June 17, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.06.001 Background Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Early detection can reduce mortality; however, only 59% of U.S. […]

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