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Medicaid managed care ready for new enrollees, states say

May 29, 2013  /  Managed Medicaid, Medicaid

Medicaid managed care programs are ready to take on new enrollees as ObamaCare expands healthcare access for low-income people, according to a new state survey.

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Forging Community Partnerships to Improve Health Care: The Experience of Four Medicaid Managed Care Organizations

April 26, 2013  /  Managed Medicaid, Uncategorized

Some managed care organizations (MCOs) serving Medicaid beneficiaries are actively engaging in community partnerships to meet the needs of the communities in which they serve.

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Study: Managed Medicaid plans handling more prescriptions

April 5, 2013  /  Managed Medicaid

The IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics reported Thursday that Medicaid managed care plans handled 19 percent of the program’s prescriptions in September 2011.

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Privatizing the Medicaid expansion: ‘Every state will be eying this.’

March 8, 2013  /  Managed Medicaid, Medicaid

Arkansas has turned heads with its plan to expand Medicaid using the private insurance market.  Keep in mind that states have been using Medicaid to buy managed care plans since the beginning of Medicaid.

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Medicaid Waiver Presents Structuring Challenges for Texas

December 29, 2012  /  Managed Medicaid, Medicaid

By year’s end, health care providers across Texas will have submitted proposals to state leaders to transform the way they care for the poor and the uninsured. They have been spurred by a Medicaid waiver Texas officials sought and received in 2011.

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The Booming Business Of Medicaid

November 15, 2012  /  Managed Medicaid, Medicaid

The Affordable Care Act of 2010, signed by President Obama in 2010, creates a national Medicaid minimum eligibility level of 133% of the federal poverty level ($29,700 for a family of four in 2011) for nearly all Americans under age 65. This Medicaid … via Seeking Alpha

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Financial Performance of Health Plans in Medicaid Managed Care

July 26, 2012  /  Managed Medicaid, Medicaid

States have been covering an increasing percentage of Medicaid beneficiaries in managed care plans in a bid to improve quality of care, control costs, and provide better access to care. Medicaid enrollment, which has already grown 50 percent over the past decade, is expected to rise significantly after 2014 as a result of the Affordable […]

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WellPoint Buys Amerigroup, Bets Big on Medicaid Expansion: But Will States and Voters Cooperate?

July 11, 2012  /  Managed Medicaid, Medicaid

On Monday, WellPoint, one of the nation’s largest private-sector insurers, announced that it had reached an agreement to acquire Medicaid specialist Amerigroup, for $4.9 billion in cash. It’s a deal that makes strategic sense if President Obama is reelected, and Obamacare is here to stay.

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