Alabama Medicaid targets ED overuse, but not with copays

September 2011
State Health Watch;Sep2011, Vol. 18 Issue 9, p6
The article discusses the measures taken by Alabama's Medicaid program to decrease the number of non-urgent emergency department (ED) visits and readmissions among its clients. Alabama Medicaid set up three pilot care networks in August 2011 to work in coordination with the state health care department to provide better continuity of care for high ED utilizers. The program offers rewards to case managers and primary care physicians as incentives to reduce non-urgent ED visits of their patients.


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