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Center for Health Services Research and Policy, Department of Health Policy, School of Public Health and Health Services, The George Washington University


Behavioral Health Issue Brief Series No. 5-6


Medicaid & SCHIP; Americans with Disabilities Act; Managed Care


This Issue Brief, prepared for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, examines the Americans with Disabilities Act ("the ADA") and its application to managed care. The ADA provides important protections for persons with disabilities who are members of managed care arrangements, regardless of whether their membership is sponsored by an employer, Medicare, or Medicaid or is purchased privately. The interaction between the ADA and managed care is complex, and different issues can arise under publicly and privately sponsored plans.


Funder: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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