Health Care Coordination for Individuals with Physical Disabilities


Studied health care coordination and its impact on the lives of people with disabilities. This longitudinal study project included an environmental scan and a series of focus groups to generate and test a conceptual model of the critical elements of effective care coordination; a series of data analyses using administrative Medicaid data to identify and describe Special Needs Basic Care (SNBC) participants with physical disabilities, and to examine health care utilization for SNBC recipients; development of instrumentation to measure the critical elements of effective care coordination; and a mixed methods longitudinal study of SNBC recipients and health care coordinators to examine the interrelationships between the elements of effective health care coordination and outcomes such as access to health care, improve health outcomes, and cost savings.

This project was archived on 2016-10-03T00:00:00-05:00

Brian H Abery
Brian H Abery, Sheryl A Larson
National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education
Special Needs Basic Care Program, Minnesota Department of Human Services



Lynda L Lahti Anderson :: Researcher VI

Brian H Abery :: Research Manager 3

Sheryl A Larson :: Research Manager 3


Sandra L Pettingell :: Research Associate


  • Health and safety
    • Health and wellness
      • Healthcare
      • Specific disability
        • Multiple disabilities
          • Other health impairment
            • Physical disability
            • Specific life stage
              • Adults


              • Dissemination
                • Research