Focus intensifies on high-need, high-cost Medicaid clients

September 2009
State Health Watch;Sep2009, Vol. 16 Issue 9, p1
The article reports that high-cost beneficiaries with extensive medical needs account for more than half of Medicaid's total spending in the U.S. It is stated that majority of beneficiaries have at least three chronic conditions. The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) in Hamilton, New Jersey is launching The Rethinking Care Program to test new care management approaches to improve patient care and safety at cost effective rates for this segment of beneficiaries. Pilot states for this program are Colorado, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington.


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