Pennsylvania Medicaid saves billions with mandatory managed care

November 2010
State Health Watch;Nov2010, Vol. 17 Issue 11, p1
The article presents information on how Pennsylvania cuts healthcare costs through Medicaid's mandatory managed care. It emphasizes the program Health Choices in 1997 that started it all and developed over time. The strategy is achieving the type of health outcomes for the consumers while maintaining a cost-efficient program. An alternate method is also in place for Pennsylvania's rural areas called ACCESS Plus, a primary care case management with a component on disease management.


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