Briefs & Reports

Medicaid Health Plan Community Partnership Series

The Commonwealth Fund

As state Medicaid programs are increasingly shifting beneficiaries into managed care organizations (MCOs), some MCOs are expanding their traditional role to better meet the needs of their vulnerable members and communities.

In a new Commonwealth Fund report, Health Management Associates Managing Principal Sharon Silow-Carroll and Consultant Diana Rodin, report on the efforts of four managed care organizations (MCOs) that are forging community partnerships to meet the needs of vulnerable Medicaid patients and others in their communities.

They developed four case studies:

These case studies describe the “how” and the “why” when it comes to MCOs addressing barriers and changing the way care is delivered, including internal and state policy drivers, leveraging partnerships and key take-aways.