Medicaid case management: Kentucky's Patient Access and Care Program.
Miller, Mark E
Date of Pub
Gengler, Daniel J
Since 1981, States have been experimenting with Medicaid managed care programs to improve access and continuity of care and
to contain costs by reducing inappropriate and unnecessary utilization. To determine the impact of primary care case management
(PCCM) on utilization, the authors examine data from the Kentucky Patient Access and Care program (KenPAC). Using monthly
utilization data from 1984 to 1989 and an interrupted time-series research design, the authors find that PCCM reduces the
use of independent laboratory, physician, emergency department, and outpatient hospital services. PCCM does not appear to
affect utilization of inpatient hospital services or prescription drugs.
Health Services Accessibility/statistics & numerical data : Health Services Research : Hospitals/utilization : Kentucky :
Longitudinal Studies : Managed Care Programs/economics/statistics & numerical data/utilization : Medicaid/organization & administration/statistics
& numerical data : Models, Statistical : Primary Health Care/utilization : Regression Analysis : Reproducibility of Results
: State Health Plans/economics/statistics & numerical data : United States : Utilization Review