Evaluation of the Arkansas Medicaid primary care physician management program.
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Baker, John A
Arkansas implemented a primary-care case-management program in February 1994. This study evaluates the program during its
first 17 months. Using quarterly data collected for the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), a pooled cross-sectional
time series analysis (1991:4-1995:2) estimates the effect of eligibles' program enrollment on expenditure (total, inpatient
hospital, outpatient hospital, physicians, prescription drugs, laboratory and X-ray) and utilization measures (outpatient
visits, physician visits, prescription drugs). The Arkansas Medicaid managed care program appears to have somewhat reduced
growth in total vendor payments and also appears to have improved access to primary medical services.
Aid to Families with Dependent Children : Arkansas : Case Management/economics/organization & administration : Cost Control
: Drug Costs : Eligibility Determination : Health Expenditures/statistics & numerical data : Health Services Research : Health
Status Indicators : Medicaid/economics/utilization : Physicians, Family : Primary Health Care/economics/standards/utilization
: Program Evaluation : State Health Plans/economics/standards/utilization : Support, Non-U.S. Gov't : United States : United
States Health Care Financing Administration : Utilization Review