Researchers find lower-quality care in Medicaid plans in controversial study

February 2008
State Health Watch;Feb2008, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p1
The article offers an overview of a research on the quality of care received by Medicaid managed care enrollees, conducted by the Harvard Medical School Department of Health Care Policy. It was found that majority of the health plans serving the commercial market were for-profit. Compared with commercial-only health plans, Medicaid and Medicaid/commercial plans were independent local plans and has a higher proportion. Differences in quality of performance of commercial plans provided to Medicaid enrollees were discovered.


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