A study commissioned by the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) looked at potential savings of Medicaid capitated care with national and state-by-state estimates.
Managed care is poised to become the dominant payment model for Medicaid, the report notes. In 2010, capitated managed care represented only a quarter of total Medicaid spending nationwide. That figure rose to 48.9% of national Medicaid expenditures by 2016, and this percentage will likely continue to increase.
ACAP urges legislators to adopt the manage care model more extensively, realizing the potential savings of transitioning remaining Medicaid fee-for-service expenditures and beneficiary subgroups into the capitated model.
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Read the ACAP report