Poster Session  |   July 2017
Health Care Utilization and Costs Among Transition-Age Young Adult Medicare Beneficiaries With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Author Affiliations
  • Augusta University
Article Information
Advocacy / Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Health Services Research and Education
Poster Session   |   July 2017
Health Care Utilization and Costs Among Transition-Age Young Adult Medicare Beneficiaries With Autism Spectrum Disorder
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2017, Vol. 71, 7111510178p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-PO1183
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2017, Vol. 71, 7111510178p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-PO1183
Abstract

Date Presented 3/30/2017

Our study of Medicare claims found that young adults with autism spectrum disorder (N > 5,500) experienced low rates of preventive and occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy service use and high rates of emergency department use. There is a need for wellness and preventive services, creating opportunities for OT to develop interventions to improve care.

Primary Author and Speaker: Teal W. Benevides

Contributing Authors: Henry Carretta, Katelyn Graves