New Resource Shows How Different States Address Primary Care in Medicaid Managed Care Contracts

Most Medicaid beneficiaries have health insurance coverage through managed care organizations (MCOs), so the contracts that state Medicaid programs negotiate with MCOs shape the care their low-income populations receive. In recent years, states have increasingly used their managed care contracts to encourage improvement for specific groups or in specific areas, such as maternal health, and drive innovations in care and payment reform.

Key Updates from the Health Center COVID-19 Survey (Week #17): The Number of COVID-19 Viral Tests Conducted by Community Health Centers Dropped by Nearly 26,000 This Week, as Two in Three Health Centers Reported Long Waits for Test Results

By Jessica Sharac, James Hernandez, Maria Velasquez, Peter Shin, Feygele Jacobs

Key Updates from the Health Center COVID-19 Survey (Week #16): Two in Three Community Health Centers Experience Long Waits for COVID-19 Test Results, with Average Turn-Around Times Exceeding the Department of Health and Human Services Standard

By Jessica Sharac, James Hernandez, Maria Velasquez, Peter Shin, Feygele Jacobs

Key Updates from the Health Center COVID-19 Survey (Week #15): Six in Ten Community Health Centers Reporting Average Turn-around Times for COVID-19 Viral Test Results of Four Days or More, with Four in Ten Reporting More than Five Days

By Jessica Sharac, James Hernandez, Maria Velasquez, Peter Shin, Feygele Jacobs