Ushering in a New Era in Medicaid Managed Care

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By next year, an estimated 75 percent of all Medicaid beneficiaries will be enrolled in managed care plans. In a blog post, George Washington University’s Sara Rosenbaum says that a new proposed federal regulation formally recognizes managed care’s central role in national Medicaid policy and in the lives of beneficiaries.<p>
According to Rosenbaum, the proposed rule fulfills several basic goals:
<li>Fostering the growth of companies that offer Medicaid plans as well as plans sold in the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplaces, to allow consumers to remain with an insurer even when their source of subsidy changes</li>
<li>Promoting health plan innovation while improving accountability and beneficiary protections, especially as higher-need populations are moved into managed care </li>
<li>Ensuring more rigorous federal and state oversight of a burgeoning industry.  </li>
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