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Effects of Coordinated Care for Disabled Medicaid Recipients

This study has been completed.
Center for Health Care Strategies
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
Kaiser Permanente
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Charles Michalopoulos, MDRC Identifier:
First received: July 14, 2009
Last updated: March 14, 2016
Last verified: March 2016
The purpose of this study is to improve the quality of care for individuals with multiple chronic conditions, health care systems have begun turning to coordinated care. Although coordinated care can refer to many different things, it usually includes activities such as assessing patients' needs, referring them to the right doctors, helping them make and keep appointments, and helping them comply with medical or dietary recommendations. To understand the effects of coordinated care for high-needs Medicaid recipients, MDRC is conducting a randomized trial of a pilot coordinated care program run by Kaiser Permanente for blind and disabled Medicaid recipients in the Denver area.

Condition Intervention
Chronic Conditions Faced by Medicaid Recipients With Disabilities
Behavioral: Coordinated care

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effects of Coordinated Care for Disabled Medicaid Recipients

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Charles Michalopoulos, MDRC:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Health care use through Medicaid [ Time Frame: Two years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Primary and preventive care [ Time Frame: Six months, two years ]
  • Emergency department use [ Time Frame: Six months, two years ]
  • Hospital admissions [ Time Frame: Six months, two years ]

Enrollment: 2618
Study Start Date: August 2009
Study Completion Date: January 2013
Primary Completion Date: January 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Coordinated care
Individuals will be passively enrolled in Medicaid managed care. Those who do not opt out of managed care will be provided with care coordination.
Behavioral: Coordinated care
No Intervention: Usual care
The usual care group will remain in fee-for-service Medicaid and receive services normally available through that system.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Disabled, in fee-for-service Medicaid

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Under age 18, over age 64
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00940511

United States, Colorado
Kaiser Permanente
Jefferson County, Colorado, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Center for Health Care Strategies
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
Kaiser Permanente
Principal Investigator: Charles Michalopoulos, Ph.D. MDRC
  More Information

Michalopoulos C, Manno MS, Warren A, Somers J. Managing Health Care for Medicaid Recipients with Disabilities: Final Report on the Kaiser Permanente Colorado Coordinated Care Pilot Program. New York: MDRC

Responsible Party: Charles Michalopoulos, Chief Economist, MDRC Identifier: NCT00940511     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MDRC-CO-02
Study First Received: July 14, 2009
Last Updated: March 14, 2016
Individual Participant Data  
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Charles Michalopoulos, MDRC:
All conditions faced by disabled Medicaid recipients processed this record on May 25, 2017