Why Staff Training Now More Than Ever Makes Sense for Managed Healthcare PlansWhat are managed healthcare leaders talking about? Certainly at the top of the list is caution and concern about legislative changes in the existing Affordable Care Act, and how Medicaid funding to states may change. Runaway drug costs are also prompting calls from legislators, health plans, and the citizenry, for more pricing transparency and accountability. Change is a certainty, the degree of change is still unfolding.
Medicaid – Shrink or Grow?
Health plans face a future filled with even more demands to do more with less. In a recent NPR interview, a California-based health plan CEO expressed an opinion that states may turn to health plans even more to help them as they manage with less with the remainder of their Medicaid population. Short-term growth in contracts with states might be in store for health plans if this holds true.