Emerging Practices in Medicaid Primary Care Case Management Programs. Chapter 5: Quality Improvement

06/01/2001

States are increasingly active in monitoring and encouraging quality improvements in PCCM; many are using methods similar to those used within MCOs or to those used to manage their MCO contractors. Many of the case-study states have developed processes for monitoring quality and for passing this information back to PCPs in order that they can improve their performances. Some use HEDIS measures; some compare across PCCM and MCO programs or across Medicaid and commercial populations. Also, states are implementing a greater number of strategies for serving members, such as member help lines, nurse advice lines, greater educational efforts, and health assessments.

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