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October 20, 2015

Modernizing Medicaid Managed CareCan States Meet the Data Challenges?

Author Affiliations
  • 1Health Policy Institute, Schools of Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 2Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Health Care System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 3Division of General Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 4Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
JAMA. 2015;314(15):1559-1560. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10979

The expansion of the Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is one of the most consequential and controversial changes in the history of US health policy. During the struggle over ACA implementation, attention has largely focused on partisan disagreements about whether states should expand Medicaid coverage. The states have also been the site of a quieter struggle to modernize Medicaid’s managed care programs, in which many new Medicaid beneficiaries will be required to enroll.

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