Utilizing Massachusetts Medicaid data to inform health service utilization, expenditures, and prevalence of comorbid conditions for people with intellectual disabilities
In an effort to address this issue, Massachusetts is one of five pilot states working with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention on a pilot project to identify people with ID using Medicaid data. The purpose of the pilot project is to test the performance of an algorithm to identify people with ID, and to analyze patterns of health service utilization, cost of care and prevalence of comorbid chronic conditions.
Experiences with the algorithm in Massachusetts Medicaid data will be discussed, as well as state-specific findings of the demographics, prevalence of chronic health conditions and service utilization and expenditures for this population. Findings will be compared with what is known from other sources about the demographics of state-service recipients in order to inform validity of methods. Findings from Massachusetts’ experience will likely have relevance for other states with similar expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, and similar Medicaid data structure.
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Describe health service utilization for Massachusetts Medicaid recipients with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Keyword(s): Disabilities, Health Care Access
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the principal or co-investigator on a number of grants and projects related to health service utilization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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