Zero in on cost containment for kids with chronic conditions

March 2010
State Health Watch;Mar2010, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p9
The article discusses the results of the study "Containing Costs and Improving Care for Children in Medicaid and CHIP," published by Genevieve M. Kenney, Thomas Selden, and Joel Ruhter in "Health Affairs." The study highlights the importance of cost-containment strategies to reduce avoidable hospitalizations and emergency department (ED) use among children with chronic conditions. It was found that cost-containment programs in Medicaid are largely focused on adults, partly due to their higher spending levels than children on average.


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