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Corporate Author United States. Government Accountability Office.

Title Medicaid managed care [electronic resource] : CMS's oversight of states' rate setting needs improvement : report to congressional committees.

Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, [2010]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  GA 1.13:GAO-10-810    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (ii, 34 p.)
Note Title from cover screen (GAO, viewed Aug. 6, 2010).
"August 2010."
Summary Medicaid managed care rates are required to be actuarially sound. A state is required to submit its rate-setting methodology, including a description of the data used, to the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for approval. The Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 required GAO to examine the extent to which states' rates are actuarially sound. GAO assessed CMS oversight of states' compliance with the actuarial soundness requirements and efforts to ensure the quality of data used to set rates. GAO reviewed documents, including rate-setting review files, from 6 of CMS's 10 regional offices. The selected offices oversaw 26 of the 34 states with comprehensive managed care programs; the states' programs varied in size and accounted for over 85 percent of managed care enrollment. GAO interviewed CMS officials and Medicaid officials from 11 states that were chosen based in part on variation in program size and geography. GAO recommends that CMS implement a mechanism to track state compliance with the requirements, clarify guidance on rate-setting reviews, and make use of information on data quality in overseeing states' rate setting.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note "GAO-10-810."
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
System requirements: Adobe Reader.
Subject Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (U.S.) -- Rules and practice -- Evaluation.
Medicaid -- Costs.
Managed care plans (Medical care) -- United States -- States -- Costs.
Added Author Yocom, Carolyn L.
Added Title Medicaid managed care : Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' oversight of states' rate setting needs improvement
CMS's oversight of states' rate setting needs improvement
Running Title Oversight of managed care rate setting
Gpo Item No. 0546-D (online)
Sudoc No. GA 1.13:GAO-10-810

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