Medicaid MC moves from its "gatekeeper" reputation

May 2011
State Health Watch;May2011, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p7
The article asserts that Medicaid managed care expands to assist people in getting the right preventive and coordinated care more effectively. It states that this can lower costs without the help of health care providers in any gatekeeping role. When U.S. states started managed care, one would have to clear through a primary care provider for every referral. That does not work for seniors/persons with disabilities who have long-standing relationships with care providers.


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