IHDPS RESEARCH ON MANAGED CARE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES PUBLISHED
Thursday, January 01, 2015
With many states increasingly turning to managed care arrangements to control costs in their Medicaid programs, IHDPS researchers surveyed people with disabilities participating in the Kansas Medicaid managed care program, KanCare. Usually managed care programs across the country have excluded people with disabilities who use long-term services and supports (LTSS) due to their complex needs, however, like Kansas, other states are beginning to move this population to managed care. During April-August of 2013, IHDPS researchers documented the first-hand experiences of Medicaid enrollees with disabilities using LTSS during this transition to Medicaid managed care in Kansas through surveys and qualitative data analysis.
The published article is available online at the Disability and Health Journal website.