Happy days here again? States looking to make program gains under improving fiscal conditions

January 2008
State Health Watch;Jan2008, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p1
The article discusses a report regarding the efforts by state governments in the U.S. to improve medicaid coverage and healthcare quality in their states. The report, prepared by Vernon Smith of Health Management Associates, claims that states are placing a high priority on measuring and improving quality of Medicaid-financed health care, often through enhancements in managed care or disease management.


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