December 1, 2022
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Harvard University researchers say Medicaid managed care enrollees receive lower quality care than that received by commercial managed care enrollees. But a spokesman for Medicaid managed care plans questions the study results, saying it's not fair to compare Medicaid and commercial populations.
Fiscal Fitness: How States Cope: The evolution is now: P4P programs undergo 'dramatic shift' from process to outcomesPay-for-performance (P4P) programs are undergoing a striking transformation, moving from a focus on processes of care to one emphasizing patient outcomes, cost efficiency, and use of information technology, researchers are finding.
There are deficits in delivery of indicated care to children that are similar in magnitude to those that have been reported for adults, according to new research conducted by RAND, the University of Washington, Seattle Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, and the University of California at Los Angeles.
States have increased funding for tobacco prevention and cessation programs by 20% to $717.2 million for fiscal year 2008, but that's still less than half of the expenditure recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).