Medicaid Programs Look Outside to Manage the Chronically Ill

Szabo, Joan
April 2007
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Apr2007, Vol. 81 Issue 4, p18
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The article reports on the decision of several U.S. states to outsource Medicaid disease management programs in an effort to control costs while realizing successful results with beneficiaries. According to the author, although private U.S. payers are the largest purchasers of disease management today, Medicare and Medicaid are expanding similar services. Illinois has contracted with McKesson Health Solutions to set up a disease management program for disabled adult Medicaid beneficiaries.


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