Some states moving to 'carve out' model for pharmacy services

November 2009
State Health Watch;Nov2009, Vol. 16 Issue 11, p6
The article offers a look at the efforts of some U.S. states to adopt the carve-out approach in response to the recession and financial crisis. Missouri is one of the states that adopted a carve out model for Medicaid managed care pharmacy services. Minnesota, meanwhile, have been using a carve-in model for drug benefits and has no plans to changing such. In Maryland, a carve-in health and prescription benefits model is also being applied for Medicaid recipients.


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