Questions for States As They Turn to Medicaid Managed Care

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Questions for States As They Turn to Medicaid Managed Care

Abstract

Forty-nine states now rely on some form of Medicaid managed care plan. This brief examines several critical questions states must answer as they design Medicaid managed care programs aimed at reducing costs and increasing access to care. Who should be required to enroll in managed care? What services should Medicaid managed care plans be required to provide? How will managed care plans be paid? How will the enrollment process work?

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