TITLE

SUNSHINE AND ACCOUNTABILITY: THE PURSUIT OF INFORMATION ON QUALITY IN MEDICAID MANAGED CARE

AUTHOR(S)
Somers, Sarah; Perkins, Jane
PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
Journal of Health Law & Policy;2011, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p153
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the Sunshine and Accountability Project, which was launched by the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) in the U.S. in September 2008 on how the taxpayers dollars are spent for Medicaid. It says that six states from the U.S. joined the project including Florida, New Mexico, and Washington, in which information on state Medicaid agencies and Medicaid-participating managed care organizations were requested. It mentions Medicaid as a cooperative insurance program of the federal state to people with limited capacity in paying for their healthcare and that U.S. states are needed to comply with the regulations, statutes, and agency requirements. Moreover, the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures is discussed.
ACCESSION #
74239255

 

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