ACHI is currently conducting analyses to assess healthcare service utilization and costs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, specifically those with compounding health issues such as cardiovascular disease and epilepsy. Findings from this analysis will be shared with our project partner the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and will help develop targeted interventions to better serve these vulnerable populations in Arkansas and other states.
Since 2016, ACHI has partnered with researchers at the CDC and the University of Arkansas’s Arkansas Disabilities and Health program to support a project aimed at assessing service utilization and costs for Arkansas Medicaid patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). This project also includes researchers from nine other states, each conducting similar analyses to identify service utilization and associated diagnoses for IDD populations in their respective states.
This analysis is made possible in part by health insurance claims data housed in the Arkansas All-Payer Claims Database (APCD) and collected under the Arkansas Healthcare Transparency Initiative, which provides researchers and policymakers with data to better inform evidence-based interventions and program development.
Read more about the CDC’s State Disability and Health Programs.