Tuesday 25th July, 2017

New Medicaid managed care program affects 200K Virginians

News & Observer - Monday 17th July, 2017

More than 200,000 Virginians will be impacted by a new Medicaid program that starts Aug 1. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the program will move many people with complex medical issues from a "fee for service" system to a managed care format. Affected enrollees will include so-called "dual eligibles." They are people who receive both Medicare, which is federal insurance, and Medicaid, the state-and-federally funded insurance. Six insurance companies that have contracted with the state will guide enrollees' care and prevent duplication of services. The change comes as more people ...
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