Children's use of primary and preventive care under Medicaid managed care.
Gavin, Norma I
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Ferrelly, Matthew C; Simpson Jr, Joe B
The authors found that two mandatory Medicaid primary care case management (PCCM) programs were somewhat successful in improving
access to primary care among children in the early 1990s. However, the Florida program, in which the PCCM benefit package
included Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) services, did not meaningfully increase EPSDT screening
visits among preschoolers. Further, the increase seen in New Mexico, where EPSDT was carved out of the PCCM benefit package,
was evident for both program participants and non-participants and therefore could not be attributed to the PCCM program.
Child : Medicaid : Child, Preschool : Evaluation Studies : Florida : Human : Multivariate Analysis : New Mexico : Preventive
Health Services/utilization : Primary Health Care/utilization : United States