New Tools for Addressing Old Medicaid Problems

The new federal Medicaid managed care regulation gives state Medicaid programs new tools with which to address longstanding Medicaid challenges.

In an article titled “The Medicaid Managed Care Rule: The Major Challenges States Face,” the Commonwealth Fund describes the tools the rule does and does not offer for addressing five major Medicaid challenges:

  • reaching medically underserved communities
  • unstable eligibility and enrollment
  • organizing coverage an care and developing effective payment incentives
  • aligning managed care with health, education, nutrition, and social services
  • information technology

Find the article here, on the Commonwealth Fund’s web site.

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