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Is Medicaid managed care coming to your state? Keep these coverage tips in mind

Kristen Schorsch

As Medicaid managed care spreads, it is important for reporters to understand how it works and where to get the information we need to do solid accountability reporting about it.

Although research is mixed about whether managed care saves money for states, programs have exploded nationwide because health plans typically are paid a fixed amount per enrollee, which helps states predict their costs for the year.

This is an important story to follow in your state. Kristen Schorsch explains six things to pay attention to.

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