Medicaid "Best Buys": Getting the Most

From Your State's Medicaid Money

NCSL Legislative Summit: Aug. 8, 2012

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Running time: 52:00

Moderator
Representative Mark McCullough, Oklahoma

Panelists
Kavita Choudhry, Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, D.C., Powerpoint (Adobe PDF logoPDF file-7 pages)
Carolyn Ingram, Center For Health Care Strategies, New Jersey, Powerpoint (Adobe PDF logoPDF file-11 pages)
Carol Steckel, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Powerpoint (Adobe PDF logoPDF file-14 pages)

Overview

States and health plans can "bend the curve" in the growing costs of Medicaid by strategically using managed care tools, providing intensive care management programs for their highest-risk populations, integrating Medicaid and Medicare services, preventing fraud and abuse and targeting resources where they will add the most value. Experts diiscuss the five most successful strategies to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Medicaid.

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