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Seeking Higher Value in Medicaid: A National Scan of State Purchasers

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Publication Date: November 2006

Publisher(s): Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.

Author(s): Stephen A. Somers; Lindsay Palmer; Claudia Williams; Melanie Bella

Funder(s): Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Funder(s): Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Topic: Health (Health care planning)

Keywords: Health care management; Medicaid; Medical homes

Type: Report

Coverage: Pennsylvania Texas Washington Wisconsin California Georgia Hawaii Colorado Florida Michigan Ohio Kentucky Maryland Oregon

Abstract:

This CHCS report provides a comprehensive look at the current Medicaid managed care environment from the perspectives of 14 states: California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. Interviews with Medicaid directors and staff in these states offer valuable insights about states' plans for managed care expansions, promising practices for improving quality through value-based purchasing, and innovative trends in the Medicaid managed care marketplace.