Mark Sciegaj

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Access to specialty medical care among children with mental retardation, autism, or other types of special health care needs was examined. Results from a national survey indicate that over a third of the children with autism, over a fifth with mental retardation, and over a fifth with other types of special health care needs had problems obtaining needed(More)
Consumer-directed long-term care service programs give participants the flexibility they want, while reducing unmet need for home and community-based services and supports. States' efforts to expand such programs under Medicaid, including those supported by federal Cash and Counseling demonstration and evaluation grants, are often hindered by challenges(More)
This article develops a framework for identifying community long-term care program and policy features that support or hinder client autonomy. After introducing the topic, the authors develop a contextual approach for understanding individual autonomy and discuss its relevance to community long-term care. They also illustrate how current financing,(More)
The Cash and Counseling Demonstration and Evaluation (CCDE) tested one of the most autonomous forms of consumer direction for personal assistance services. In the winter of 1996/97, Arkansas, Florida, New Jersey, and New York each received grants to develop and implement CCDE. While Arkansas, Florida, and New Jersey were successful in their efforts of(More)
With funding from the Administration on Aging, the National Resource Center: Diversity and Long-Term Care surveyed state administrators of programs serving elders in 24 states in 1994. This survey sought to document what written guidelines and training case managers receive in promoting client autonomy in care planning. In discussions with respondents and(More)
Like most other public health agencies, the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health (DPH) has encountered a growing number of questions and conflicts with ethical implications. To address these and other questions, DPH started to develop a framework, in January 1985, specifically related to solving problems, setting priorities, and(More)
After a decade of changes in federal law, regulation, and policy designed to promote the growth of publicly funded participant-directed long-term services and supports (PD-LTSS) programs, the number of these programs has grown considerably. The National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services (NRCPDS) at Boston College started developing an(More)
PURPOSE Even though consumer-directed care models are being advocated for use among elder populations, there are few data on the extent of elder interest in participating in the management of community long-term-care services, who they want involved in making these decisions, or their perceptions regarding the relative importance of different service(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the prevalence and nature of behavioral health carve-out contracts among Fortune 500 firms in 1997. METHODS A survey was conducted of 498 companies that were listed as Fortune 500 firms in 1994 or 1995. A total of 336 firms (68 percent) responded to the survey. Univariate analyses were used to analyze prevalence, types, and(More)