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Title
Evaluation of the Arkansas Medicaid primary care physician management program.
First Author
Muller, Andreas
Date of Pub
1996 Summer
Pages
117-133
Volume
17
Issue
4
Other Authors
Baker, John A
Abstract
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.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
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
NTIS Number
PB97-104087