The HHS Office on Disability has awarded a two-year $6 million contract to develop a center focused on disability care and services research.
Contract awarded for disability-care research center
Funding for the Center of Excellence in Research on Disability Services, Care Coordination and Integration will come through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The contract, awarded to Mathematica Policy Research, calls for the creation of a center to conduct comparative-effectiveness research on systems of care for people with disabilities, according to a news release. Once established, the center will collect and evaluate data, and conduct and disseminate the findings of research aimed at helping patients, providers, policymakers and caregivers make appropriate healthcare decisions.
“The data collected will allow the Office on Disability and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to examine the effectiveness of different services and supports being provided, and, in turn, improve care for people with disabilities,” HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said.
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