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Low-Spending Medicaid Managed Care Plans Reduce Utilization Of A Wide Range of Health Care Services

News | October 26, 2020

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Enrollees in low-spending Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) plans used fewer services, including fewer low-cost, high-value services, and fewer high-value drugs. Enrollees auto-assigned to the lowest-spending plan had 30% lower health care spending than if they were enrolled in the highest-spending plan in the market. Spending varied considerably across Medicaid MCOs despite no difference in…

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