Profit-hungry firms are gambling on social care. Are the stakes too high?

The idea of care homes for older people being traded like financial instruments might be unpalatable, but it is a reality in today’s adult social care sector. In what has been called the “financialisation” of care, private equity investors have pounced on a £16bn industry, attracted by a steady stream of income in the shape of […]

MINNESOTA MANAGED CARE LONGITUDINAL DATA ANALYSIS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This study tests the hypothesis that delivery of Medicare-funded and Medicaidfunded services to dually eligible beneficiaries aged 65 and older via fully integrated managed care plans is associated with stronger community-based service utilization patterns compared to service delivery when Medicare- and Medicaid-funded services are delivered independently. The hope is that integrated Medicare-Medicaid managed […]

Future of Medicaid managed care still uncertain

If the GOP’s American Health Care Act had passed, the federal match for $550 billion of Medicaid would have ended by moving to per-beneficiary spending limits. That would have eventually curbed around $880 billion in Medicaid reimbursements, according to the Congressional Budget Office, a number that caused stress for long-term care providers reliant on the […]

Plan would move Medicaid long-term care into managed care

Michigan is slowly moving forward on a plan to place its $2.8 billion Medicaid nursing home and long-term care services programs under the management of private health plans, Crain’s has learned. The Medicaid managed long-term care proposal is similar to controversial 2016 budget language that would move the $2.7 billion quasi-public behavioral health system under health plan […]