States 'bend the trend' in Medicaid spending growth

February 2009
State Health Watch;Feb2009, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p4
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.


Related Articles

  • Will an Obama administration get the federal-state partnership back on track?  // State Health Watch;Jan2009, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p1 

    The article discusses the strain being suffered by U.S. states over a proposed regulation that will shift costs in Medicaid programs to the states. It says that the proposal by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is causing more pressure to the states. The states hope that the...

  • Medicaid and SCHIP: States' Premium and Cost Sharing Requirements for Beneficiaries: GAO-04-491. Allen, Kathryn G. // GAO Reports;3/31/2004, p1 

    Over 50 million low-income adults and children receive health insurance coverage through Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Federal law allows states to require beneficiary contributions, such as premiums and cost sharing (coinsurance, copayments, and...

  • Medicaid: States' Efforts to Maximize Federal Reimbursements Highlight Need for Improved Federal Oversight: GAO-05-836T. Allen, Kathryn G. // GAO Reports;6/28/2005, p1 

    Medicaid--the federal-state health care financing program covering almost 54 million low-income people at a cost of $276 billion in fiscal year 2003--is by its size and structure at significant risk of waste and exploitation. Because of challenges inherent in overseeing the program, which is...

  • Dearth of Primary Physicians Blamed for Medical Ills. P., Shankar // njbiz;1/28/2008, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p3 

    The article reports that New Jersey tripled its Medicaid reimbursements for pediatricians, hoping to persuade more of them to practice in the state. But according to experts, the state faces a critical lack of primary physicians, of which pediatricians are just one part, and the shortfall is...

  • Medicaid Woes Returning. Tomsic, Trinity D. // State Legislatures;Jan2002, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p26 

    Reports on the pressure of increase in Medicaid costs on state budgets in the United States as of January 2002. History of Medicaid; Reasons for the increase in Medicaid costs; Approval of increases for Medicaid costs by some states; States that projected a decline in Medicaid spending.

  • Reining in Medicaid spending --States respond to declining revenues.  // Chicago Fed Letter;Mar2002, Issue 175, p1 

    Examines the growth in Medicaid spending and some of the measures that states in the Seventh District of the U.S. are taking to control costs. Services provided by Medicaid; Growth in personal health care expenditures from 1994 to 2000; Need for the states to cut medical costs; Medicaid...

  • At Home.  // National Review Bulletin;2/4/1969, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p14 

    The article explores the pressing issue of Medicaid within the Nixon Administration. It discusses how Medicaid could take a large chunk out of state budgets and that the program could cost more than what is predicted. Medicaid would also put a larger demand on facilities and take up existing...

  • Recession likely to hit Medicaid expenditure for years to come.  // PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;10/16/2010, Issue 614, p11 

    The article focuses on a report by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KCMU) which revealed that Medicaid officials in the U.S. are expecting a further 7.4% increase in Medicaid spending in 2011.

  • State Medicaid costs.  // AHA News;10/13/2008, Vol. 44 Issue 21, p8 

    This article reports on the results of a survey by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured on state Medicaid costs in the U.S. as of October 2008. The survey found that enrollment in Medicaid programs grew 2% in fiscal year 2008 while state spending on Medicaid grew 5.3%. States...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics