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Follow-up Report on Medicaid Managed Care Options, Report No. 97-11, October 1997
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  • The Agency for Health Care Administration has taken some of the actions we recommended. The Agency (1) revised its method for setting monthly prepaid health plan fees, which has resulted in annual state savings of $74.3 million; (2) contracted with an independent entity to evaluate MediPass and its impact on Medicaid costs; and (3) implemented choice counseling to inform Medicaid clients of their managed care options.
  • However, the Agency has not established performance objectives for judging the success of Medicaid managed care in improving access to and the quality of health care services and in containing costs. Also, the Agency has not compared the relative effectiveness of MediPass, prepaid health plans, and traditional fee-for-service.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 94-47 Follow-up Review of Medicaid Managed Care, published in April 1995.
Report No. 94-18 Performance Review of Medicaid Managed Care Options, published in December 1994.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Medicaid Health Care Services
Agency for Health Care Administration
Health Quality Assurance

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 01-61 Justification Review: Expected Medicaid Savings Unrealized; Performance, Cost Information Not Timely for Legislative Purposes, published in November 2001.
  • Report No. 01-39 Justification Review: Medicaid Program Integrity Efforts Recover Minimal Dollars, Sanctions Rarely Imposed, Stronger Accountability Needed, published in September 2001.
  • Report No. 01-24 Justification Review: Health Care Regulation Program Agency for Health Care Administration,  published in May 2001.

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