TITLE

States 'bend the trend' in Medicaid spending growth

PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
State Health Watch;Feb2009, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the initiatives which several U.S. states are adopting to make smarter Medicaid spending. It reports that there is an increased interest in care management and bundling of payments that promote integrated systems. Other initiatives include pay-for-performance incentives and web-based access. The South Carolina Health Information Exchange allows physicians to access a Medicaid beneficiary's claims history online. In Washington state, a tobacco-cessation program ultimately aims to decrease spending on tobacco-related illnesses.
ACCESSION #
36458496

 

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