Access to health care services among people with rehabilitation needs receiving Medicaid

Short Title:
Access to health care services among people with rehabilitation needs receiving Medicaid
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J44307.
Journal:
Rehabilitation Psychology
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2002, vol. 47, issue 2, pp 204-218.
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Reports findings from a survey conducted to investigate problems with access to health care for Medicare beneficiaries with rehabilitation-related conditions including individuals with spinal cord injuries (SCI), brain injury, or stroke. Participants answered questions about the frequency of difficulty or failure to access medical services, services most difficult to access, reasons for difficulty, and the perceived effect on health. Overall, people with SCI reported the greatest frequency of difficulty accessing services (87 percent), followed by those with brain injury (80 percent), and stroke (65 percent). Dental services were the most difficult to access. The most frequently cited reasons for difficulty were the "the provider did not take Medicaid" followed by "Medicaid did not cover the service."
Author(s):
Shigaki, C. L.; Hagglund, K. J.; Clark, M.; Conforti, K.
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