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Potential Risk-Sharing Between States and Coordinated Care Organizations

On September 20, 2011, Carolyn Ingram, CHCS senior vice president, presented to the Oregon Health Policy Board's Global Budget Methodology Workgroup.  

September 2011 Staff Presentations

Highlights from the Third Annual NASMD Boot Camp

This one-day program brought together participants from more than 25 states to discuss opportunities and challenges facing new Medicaid directors and their senior staffs.

June 2010 Meeting Highlights

Medicaid: A Future Leader in Effective, High-Quality Care

This open letter calls upon U.S. leaders and health policy decision makers to recognize the foundation that Medicaid can provide for high-quality health care.

December 2008 Policy & Issue Briefs

Quality Improvement in Medicaid: Opportunities for States

At a National Conference of State Legislatures health policy gathering on December 10, 2008, Melanie Bella addressed what state Medicaid agencies can do to try to bend the cost curve by focusing on quality.

December 2008 Staff Presentations

Resources from the Policy Briefing - Medicaid Best Buys: Promising Reform Strategies for Governors

Download resources from this CHCS webinar where a panel of national experts discussed the five strategies for both improving the quality of services and curbing the growth in Medicaid spending.
February 2007 Webinar Resources

Five-Part Strategy for Medicaid Reform: Resources for States

CHCS has gathered the following set of resources for states interested in considering the recommendations outlined in Medicaid Best Buys: Promising Reform Strategies for Governors.
December 2006 Technical Assistance Briefs & Tools

Seeking Higher Value in Medicaid: A National Scan of State Purchasers

This report provides a look at the current Medicaid managed care environment from the perspectives of 14 states. Interviews with Medicaid directors and staff offer insights about states' plans for managed care expansions, improving quality through value-based purchasing, and trends in the Medicaid managed care marketplace.

November 2006 Reports

Understanding the Influence of Publicly Traded Health Plans on Medicaid Managed Care

This CHCS-commissioned study examines the influence of publicly traded (multi-state, investor-owned) health insurance plans on Medicaid managed care.
November 2006 Resource Papers

Policies and Practices That Lead to Short Tenures in Medicaid Managed Care

This Resource Paper explore reasons for differences in tenures, and turnover, in Medicaid managed care and offers recommendations for addressing short tenures, including options for measuring performance and monitoring quality.

July 2004 Resource Papers

Profiting from Proficiency: The Growing Importance of Medicaid-Focused Health Plans

This Resource Paper evaluates how Medicaid plans perform compared to multi-product commercial plans.
November 2003 Resource Papers

Partnership Pays: Making Medicaid Managed Care Work in a Turbulent Environment

This paper examines select state programs; general design features, program management; environmental and contextual factors, MCO characteristics; and contracts and rates.
May 2000 Resource Papers

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