Paying for Results in Vocational Rehabilitation

Research Report

Paying for Results in Vocational Rehabilitation

Will Provider Incentives Work for Ticket to Work?
January 1, 2003


Ten research papers explore the prospects for success of the nation's new system for paying providers of rehabilitation and employment services for people with disabilities. Ticket to Work reimburses providers when clients receiving federal disability benefits become self-sufficient through work. In May 2002, the Social Security Administration convened a conference to look at Ticket's provider payment incentives, with input from leading researchers in the field and a dozen expert commentators. Issues explored include access for the hardest to serve, potential economic and budgetary efficiencies, and the role of provider incentives in generating services with larger net impacts on benefits and earnings.

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