Medicaid Disenrollment: Intrastate Emergency Department Impact

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ben Heavrin, Vanderbilt University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00565344
First received: November 27, 2007
Last updated: June 13, 2013
Last verified: November 2007
  Purpose

We will obtain data from the robust Agency for Healthcare Reimbursement and Quality (AHRQ) Healthcare Utilization Project (HCUP), as well as from the State of Tennessee. If our hypotheses are true, such data will provide strong evidence that Medicaid disenrollment has a negetive health impact on uninsured populations. The data may also provide evidence for increased public funding of safety-net EDs after Medicaid disenrollment.


Condition
Medicaid Enrollment Status

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Medicaid Disenrollment: Intrastate Emergency Department Impact

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Further study details as provided by Vanderbilt University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The proportion of ED visits from uninsured and TennCare patients after TennCare disenrollment [ Time Frame: Upon record review ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The proportion of ED visits from uninsured and TennCare patients after TennCare disenrollment


Enrollment: 5000000
Study Start Date: July 2007
Study Completion Date: June 2013
Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Data will be obtained through two datbases. All patients visiting an ED in Tennessee over a 3 year period are included.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • data will be obtained from the Agency for Healthcare Reimbursement and Quality (AHRQ) Healthcare Utilization Project (HCUP)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • n/a
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00565344

Sponsors and Collaborators
Vanderbilt University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Benjamin S Heavrin, MD Vanderbilt University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Ben Heavrin, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00565344     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Medicaid Disenrollment, EMF Resident Research Grant
Study First Received: November 27, 2007
Last Updated: June 13, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Vanderbilt University:
Medicaid
Disenrollment

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Emergencies
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 23, 2014