5064.0 Health Services Research: Insurance & Treatment Compliance

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
This session will examine health insurance from the perspectives of coverage and access. Presentations will include a qualitative look at underinsured Kansans; a comparative look at use of eye care services by those with and without eye care insurance among the general public and those with chronic eye problems; a look at use and compliance with asthma medications among asthma patients prior to and after a required copayment is eliminated; a study of the effects of complex care coordination on treatment compliance among Medicaid recipients; and, the health care experiences--as a measure of quality--of patients with public versus private insurance.
Session Objectives: 1. Evaluate how underinsurance impacts families. 2. List the differences in health care provider experiences by health insurance type. 3. Describe the impact that not having eye care insurance has on utilization of eye care services, and that having a co-payment has on medication compliance. 4. Discuss how a complex care management program can improve clinical outcomes.

Voices of underinsured Kansans
Sharon T. Barfield, MSW, LSCSW and Andrew C. Ward, MPH, PhD
Insurance Access to Eye Care Services and Association with Visual Impairment Among US Adults
Yi-Jhen Li, MHA, Sudha Xirasagar, MBBS, PhD and Janice C. Probst, PhD
A Health Coach disease management model: Evaluating the impact on treatment compliance in community-based settings
Sarah Elizabeth McDannold, MPH, Chelmer Barrow, DO, FACP, George Oestreich, PharmD, MPA, Tracy L. Durrah, DrPH, MPH and Brenda Moore, RN

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Organized by: Medical Care
Endorsed by: Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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