Impact of multiple behavioral health and chronic medical co-morbidities on cost, utilization and outcomes among Maine Medicaid members
Learning Areas:Chronic disease management and prevention
Compare the prevalence of multiple medical comorbidites among Medicaid members with and without specific behavioral health disorders (mental illness, substance use disorders, dual diagnosis mental illness/substance abuse and cognitive impairments). Describe the impact of these multiple co-morbidities on medical and behavioral health care costs. Formulate the implications of these multi-morbidities for Health System Re-design: Health Homes, Accountable Care Organizations, Payment reform. Describe metrics from administrative data that can be used in comparative effectiveness research.
Keyword(s): Chronic Diseases, Mental Health Services
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I was the principal investigator on the AHRQ funded R21 longitudinal epidemiologic cohort study of 63,000 long term Maine Medicaid members, from which the data being presented was derived. I am the lead author on the several publications being prepared on the results of this project:multimorbidities in socio-economically challenged populations; impact of co-morbid medical and behavioral health conditions on cost and utilization of care.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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