We will use North Carolina Medicaid claims and enrollment data from two years before the implementation of Medicare Part D to the first two years afterwards to provide timely evidence on the impact that Medicare Part D has had on dual eligible recipients with SMI.
This four-year project, funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, is focused on a neglected area within children’s health services research, the relationship between provider-child-caregiver communication during pediatric asthma visits and treatment adherence.
Provider-patient communication about glaucoma and its treatment can be a critical factor that has an impact on initial treatment adherence and persistence.
We will address this need by developing a better understanding of how stakeholders value future research using autism as an indicator condition.
The purpose of this NIMH/NIDA-funded research is to discern how a variety of child welfare agency management practices affect service processes and outcomes
The clinical component of this study examined the effectiveness of case management services (coordinated care) for children.
We conducted a state-wide survey of middle school students with autism at two points in time to analyze service use and changes in use over time.
The network study was conducted by the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. The specific aims of the network study were to assess patterns of service system coordination in four North Carolina counties.
This study focused on one particular vulnerable population — adults with a serious mental illness (SMI) who are Medicaid enrollees — and compared the experiences of this target population under two different organizational and financing arrangements for Medicaid beneficiaries.
From March through June of 2007 the Sheps Center, with funding from the NC Foundation for Advanced Health Programs, Inc., developed an ICARE evaluation plan to assess the impact of the ICARE initiative that includes analyses of Medicaid claims, surveys of providers and patients, and implementation of the pilot projects.
In the current phase of the project, the Sheps center, in cooperation with the Coordinating Centers (Vanderbilt University) and Policy Research Associates, Inc), has begun to implement and evaluate the effectiveness of these services for homeless women and their children.
This project was stimulated by the policy concerns that continue to be raised as to whether vulnerable populations, such as persons with SMI, are disadvantaged by the rapid transition to Medicaid managed care programs.
A feasibility study designed to help the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati determine if sufficient data and agency cooperation exists to complete such an evaluation.
The overall goal of the evaluation was to conduct an experimental evaluation of system integration strategies at 18 sites: 9 receiving funding to develop ACT services plus system integration activites (experimental sites) and 9 to develop ACT services only (comparison sites).
This five year project, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, is focuses on a neglected area within mental health research– how patient gender, ethnicity, and age influence the discussion and treatment of mental health problems during primary care medical visits.