Plan To Restructure Illinois Medicaid Program Would Save CMS $2B Over Five Years
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) has announced a five-year, $5.2 billion plan to restructure the state Medicaid program's health care delivery and payment systems by coordinating the care of about 500,000 more residents who will enroll by 2017 under the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion. If CMS approves the plan, Quinn said it could save CMS about $2 billion over five years and reduce Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program beneficiaries' emergency department visits in the state by 20% by the third year.
- "Illinois Governor Offers Medicaid 'Transformation' Plan" (Ross Johnson, Modern Healthcare, 2/12).