There’s a natural experiment underway involving a highly vulnerable population: children and youth in foster care. The experiment is a test of whether MCO/FCs outperform other ways of furnishing needed health care to this population. No, MCO/FCs are not a soccer team in the English Premier League. The initialism stands for Medicaid managed care organizations […]
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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The Medicaid managed care market continues to grow. A review of the Q2 financial reports of the “Big Five” national managed care companies by my colleague Allie Corcoran finds that, over the first six months of 2021, Medicaid enrollment increased, on average, by 14.9 percent year-to-year. This increase is being driven in part by the […]
You’ve heard it here before: for children and families in forty states and the District of Columbia, managed care organization (MCO) performance determines if they get the care to which they are entitled. And, for many MCOs, this performance is influenced by the rules, regulations, and corporate culture of their national parent firm. As of […]