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33 States Expand Medicaid Managed Care, 2014-15 Data

From the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured’s new report, Medicaid in an Era of Health & Delivery System Reform: Results from a 50-State Medicaid Budget Survey for State Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015: Of the 39 states (including DC) with MCOs, a total of 33 states indicated that they made specific policy changes […]

From the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured’s new report, Medicaid in an Era of Health & Delivery System Reform: Results from a 50-State Medicaid Budget Survey for State Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015:

Of the 39 states (including DC) with MCOs, a total of 33 states indicated that they made specific policy changes to increase the number of enrollees in MCOs; no states with MCOs took any action designed to restrict MCO enrollment. The most common strategy was to expand voluntary or mandatory enrollment to additional eligibility groups….The eligibility group most commonly added to MCOs was the newly eligible adult group in states adopting the ACA Medicaid expansion.

Other commonly added groups include children, duals, and the elderly or those with disabilities. The annual report is prepared by Health Management Associates and the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, with additional support from the National Association of Medicaid Directors.