States contracting with SNPs for Medicaid benefits

July 2007
State Health Watch;Jul2007, Vol. 14 Issue 7, p8
The article reports on the use of the special needs plans (SNPs) by several U.S. states. SNPs are Medicare Advantage plans that provide services to Medicare beneficiaries who are registered in state Medicaid programs and patients of nursing facilities or other institutions. Several U.S. states have taken advantage of Medicare's SNP option to negotiate contracts with the plans to cover Medicaid benefits for eligible individuals enrolled in such plans.


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