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Title
Medicaid managed care: how do community health centers fit?
First Author
Henderson, Tim
Date of Pub
1996 Summer
Pages
135-142
Volume
17
Issue
4
Other Authors
Markus, Anne R
Abstract
Managed care has brought about important changes in how the health care system is financed and services delivered. The authors describe the approaches adopted by community health centers to participate in Medicaid managed care and argue that these providers, commonly referred to as providers of last resort, have a role to play in this system. Many challenges lie ahead for these centers, such as the potential imposition of Medicaid block grants, the increasing number of uninsured persons, and cuts in both Federal grants and State budgets. These various forces may adversely impact health centers, leaving them with more uninsured patients and fewer resources.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Community Health Centers/organization & administration : Eligibility Determination : Managed Care Programs/organization & administration : Medicaid/organization & administration : Medically Underserved Area : Medically Uninsured : Models, Organizational : Oregon : Rhode Island : State Health Plans/organization & administration : Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S. : Transients and Migrants : United States
NTIS Number
PB97-104087