States Contract With Medicaid Managed Care Plans Despite Cases of Fraud, Low-Quality Care
Health agencies in several states continue to contract with private insurers for Medicaid despite cases of fraud and low-quality care related to such insurers. Health experts say states could be reluctant to cut ties with a Medicaid managed care plan because it could disrupt beneficiaries' care. Meanwhile, experts say states should do more to identify problem plans and not wait until contracts are up for renewal to address the issue.
- "States Find It Hard To Pull Plug on Managed Care Providers" (Bergal, Washington Post, 9/14).