Medicaid and CHIP Managed Care Payment Methods and Spending in 20 States

Medicaid and CHIP Managed Care Payment Methods and Spending in 20 States

Final Report to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Abstract

This study of Medicaid and CHIP managed care programs in 20 states indicates that capitation rate-setting became more data-driven and transparent during the time period 2001-2010. Benefit packages were fairly consistent over time and among states, with carve outs in every state for a least one acute service. Total spending on managed care services for Medicaid enrollees varied considerably across states and subgroups; nondisabled children had the lowest average monthly spending and adults with disabilities had the highest.

Research Area: 

Centers

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