PCCM programs can achieve cost savings, if significantly enhanced

January 2010
State Health Watch;Jan2010, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p7
The article discusses highlights of the September 2009 report "Enhanced Primary Care Case Management (PCCM) Programs in Medicaid: Issues and Options for States." It examined enhanced PCCM programs in Oklahoma, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Arkansas. According to lead author James M. Verdier, there could be growing interest in states operating their own PCCM programs either with state staff or contractors. The difficulty encountered in measuring rate of return in PCCM is explained.


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