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Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC)
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Project Title

Project Title

Do access barriers to autism care persist despite autism insurance mandate?

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Wang, Li

Description

Description

Access barriers to treatment care of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) persist despite autism insurance mandates in states that require private insurers to provide autism care coverage. Using a large, unique multi-state private insurance claims database, this research will 1) be the first study to use nation-wide post-mandate private insurance claims data to measure actual (rather than projected) changes in autism services use, costs and health benefits after the mandate; and 2) be the first study to explore access barriers that persist despite autism insurance mandates. Findings from this study will 1) help evaluate autism mandates and design future autism mandates, and 3) help decision makers identify the next essential steps following insurance mandate enactment to further remove access barriers and better serve children with ASD.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

295367

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2012-2015

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 5SA. Support two studies that assess how variations and access to services affect family functioning in diverse populations, including underserved populations, by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $1,000,000 over 3 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Do access barriers to autism care persist despite autism insurance mandate? (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Pennsylvania State University

State/Country

State/Country

Pennsylvania

Project Number

Project Number

1R01MH096711-01A1

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

N/A

 
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