Executive Summary Children and youth in foster care are among the most vulnerable populations covered by Medicaid. When children and youth enter the child welfare system, they are often not up to date on routine care, and many have unrecognized and untreated medical needs. In addition, the experience of removal from a child’s biological family, […]
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As anyone who cares about children’s health knows, it is important to know how Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) are performing for the children enrolled in their plans. Access to quality data on a plan-specific basis is a vital part of determining which plans are doing the job well and which plans are falling short. […]
Is transparency an advantage for Medicaid managed care? Craig Kennedy, who heads Medicaid Health Plans of America, thinks so. (MHPA is a trade association for Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs)). In a recent op-ed in the Des Moines Register, Kennedy wrote: “… managed care provides more predictability and transparency than a fee-for-service system, in which […]