Innovation in Medicaid Managed Care: Insights from Plan Leaders in Expansion States

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<p>The Medicaid expansion created an opportunity for managed care organizations to undertake the kind of large-scale changes needed to improve the quality and efficiency of care for increasingly diverse beneficiary populations. For a new Commonwealth Fund brief, George Washington University’s Sara Rosenbaum and colleagues interviewed leaders of 17 Medicaid managed care plans in 10 expansion states to learn about their experiences as they implement innovations in patient care and provider payment. </p><p>Read how Medicaid plans are identifying high-risk populations, addressing the social determinants of health, and employing value-based purchasing strategies that link payment with performance. And learn about the challenges plans face in building up their provider networks and the IT infrastructure necessary for effective payment and delivery reform.</p>
<p>Also be sure to tune into a Commonwealth Fund webinar on Thursday, March 8, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, ET, when a panel of experts will review how recently updated federal regulations can help states drive improvements in health care delivery through their managed care programs. Panel members include the Commonwealth Fund’s Pamela Riley, M.D., George Washington University’s Sara Rosenbaum, the National Health Law Program’s Leonardo Cuello, and Washington State Medicaid Director MaryAnne Lindeblad. <a href="; target="_blank">Register now</a>.  </p> Read the brief