Online Program

Health services research

Monday, November 4, 2013: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The papers presented in this session will: 1. Assess Affordable Care Act associated changes over time in health insurance coverage for a longitudinal cohort of nationally representative, non-institutionalized, civilian young adults ages 19-25 from 2009-2010 using Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data; 2. Analyzing Veterans Health Administration utilization data and Medicare claims data from 2005 to 2010, predict outcomes such as patient reported satisfaction, timely appointment access and HbA1c levels using facility-level wait time measures such as time to first next available appointment as one of the independent variables; 3. Analyze the racial/ethnic distribution of California's insured population and examine potential implications of health insurance benefit mandates on access to care for different racial/ethnic groups using data from the 2009 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) and California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP) Costa and Coverage Model; 4. Facilitate understanding of variation in collaborative research among eight research networks by interviewing representatives of each and comparing network characteristics (such as research focus, duration and funding sources, organizational structure, methods used to facilitate collaboration, and barriers and facilitators to collaborative research) with those of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Multiple Chronic Conditions Research Network; 5. Explore and describe advanced cancer patient understanding of advance directives and perceptions of their utility using data from semi-structured interviews with 20 end-stage cancer patients during out-patient chemotherapy infusion visits at an academic medical center.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the initial impact of the Affordable Care Act provision permitting young adults to stay on their parents insurance's plan until age 25 on the odds of not having insurance in 2010 based on MEPS data. 2. Name the outpatient wait time measures that best predict patient outcomes within the Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. 3. Explain the manner in which health benefit mandates disproportionately affect various racial/ethnic groups based on data from California. 4. Identify key facilitators of collaborative research within research networks. 5. Assess knowledge and perceptions of advance directives among patients with advanced cancer.
Katherine S. Virgo, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Katherine S. Virgo, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Health benefits mandates and their potential effects by racial and ethnic groups: Measuring disproportionalities among insured populations   
Shana A. Lavarreda, PhD, MPP, Joy Melnikow, MD, MPH, Sylvia Guendelman, PhD, LCSW, Dominique Ritley, MPH, Ninez Ponce, MPP, PhD, John Lewis, MPA, Jennie Kempster, MS and Sophie Snyder
Health research networks: Comparing collaborative approaches to advance knowledge   
Jessica Levin, BA, Lisa J. LeRoy, PhD, MBA, Jessie Gerteis, MPH, Karin Johnson, PhD, Emma Oppenheim, BA and Therese Miller, DrPH
Knowledge and perceptions of advance directives among patients with advanced cancer   
Ashley Kraybill, MPH, Catherine Auriemma, Sc.B., Dominique Bayard, M.D., Scott Halpern, MD, PhD and Elizabeth Cooney, M.P.H.

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Organized by: Medical Care

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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