TITLE

Tight state budgets slowing pace of Medicaid cost-containment initiatives

PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
State Health Watch;Feb2009, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the recession and the resulting budget cuts are hindering cost-containment programs of Medicaid in the U.S. Several states resort to cost-cutting measures which involve controlling drug costs, reducing benefits and restricting eligibility. Robert Seifert of the Center for Health Law and Economics at the University of Massachusetts suggests patient involvement and home management to maximize savings from avoided hospitalization.
ACCESSION #
36458494

 

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