What the New Medicaid Managed Care Rules Mean for Integrated Care

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<p>As states seek to control Medicaid costs better, many are looking at ways to integrate behavioral health services with medical care — particularly for high-need enrollees like older adults, people with chronic conditions, and those with mental health issues. With the recent enactment of federal regulations to facilitate the transition to integrated care models in Medicaid managed care, a new Commonwealth Fund brief examines the potential for improved quality of care and lower costs.</p><p>As explained by Elizabeth Edwards of the National Health Law Program, the new rules don’t necessarily signal the end of fragmented care in Medicaid. But by providing opportunities to incentivize greater coordination and integration, promote information-sharing, and foster greater overall accountability for quality and cost, the regulations should make it possible for states to target high-need individuals more effectively.</p>

http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/newsletters/ealerts/2017/oct/what-the-new-medicaid-managed-care-rules-mean-for-integrated-care Read the brief