CMWF-Assessing the Financial Health of Medicaid Managed Care Plans and the Quality of Patient Care They Provide

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This study examined how publicly traded health plans differ from non–publicly traded ones in terms of administrative expenses, quality of care, and financial stability and found publicly traded plans that focused primarily on Medicaid enrollees paid out the lowest percentage of their Medicaid premium revenues in medical expenses and reported the highest percentage in administrative expenses across different types of health plans. The publicly traded plans also received lower scores for quality-of-care measures related to preventive care, treatment of chronic conditions, members’ access to care, and customer service.

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Date: Jun 2011
Author: Michael McCue & Michael Ballit