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Achieving "Readiness" In Medi-Cal's Managed Care Expansion For Persons With Disabilities: Issues And Process, Sara J. Rosenbaum, Sara E. Wilensky, Peter Shin Aug 2005

Achieving "Readiness" In Medi-Cal's Managed Care Expansion For Persons With Disabilities: Issues And Process, Sara J. Rosenbaum, Sara E. Wilensky, Peter Shin

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This Policy Brief examines issues that can be expected to arise as California moves to significantly expand the use of mandatory managed care arrangements for Medi-Cal enrollees with disabilities. This analysis is based on information gleaned from more than a decade of Medicaid managed care specification analyses for the federal government and private funders, focusing on both the general beneficiary population and persons with chronic illnesses and disabilities. This Policy Brief also reflects experiences in furnishing technical assistance to state purchasers and in developing model managed care purchasing specifications for both general and special needs managed care populations for both ...