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Despite the attention given to the health status of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), little attention has been paid to health care utilization and costs. This study by Glenn Fujiura and Sandra Magaña, both affiliated with the Family Support Research and Training Center (FSRTC), is the first time researchers have attempted to gain a national profile of health care services and costs for Americans with IDD.

Based on an analysis of U.S. health care and health status data from nationally representative surveys from 2002-2011, Glenn Fujiura discusses the demographic characteristics of adults with IDD, health service use and costs among these populations compared to the general population. Data implications are discussed in terms of changes in the health care insurance markets, movement to managed care, and health service priorities for Americans with IDD.

Learn:

What are the annual health care costs for adults with IDD and what services are driving these costs?
Who pays for these services?
What predicts these health expenditures among adults with IDD?

This prerecorded webinar was originally presented on March 17th. Click on this link to listen to the webinar and/or obtain the PowerPoint slides: http://rrtcadd.org/blog-2/files/3d0f642261c9b1f7f5c70022d7620957-78.html

This presentation was hosted by The Arc and made possible through The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health (RRTCDD).

This webinar was funded through Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health (RRTCDD), United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living (ACL), National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), Grant # 90RT5020-01-00.