The Medicaid Managed Care Rule: The Major Challenges States Face

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<p>The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services last week introduced its final Medicaid managed care rule establishing a new regulatory framework for the next generation of managed care. The new rule ultimately will touch the lives of tens of millions of low-income children and adults, and individuals with disabilities. </p><p>In our inaugural “To the Point,” George Washington University’s Sara Rosenbaum considers the implications of the rule—which aims to improve provider networks, coverage stability, and the quality of care—in the context of the challenges states still face when it comes to serving their Medicaid beneficiaries. </p>
<p>“To the Point” will replace The Commonwealth Fund Blog as a news-and-data platform—featuring short takes on the latest research findings and trends in health policy and practice. </p> Read the post