NY's model for Medicaid managed care
New York's get-tough approach with WellCare is part of a package of measures—some sticks, some carrots—that are helping the state get improved results from its private Medicaid plans. In 2009, the latest year for which figures are available, New York’s Medicaid plans scored higher than those of California, Florida, and Illinois on a range of healthcare indicators, including access to primary and ambulatory care, breast cancer screening, and cholesterol control among diabetics.
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