What is Managed Care?

Managed care is essentially a type of health insurance.  In addition to helping ensure that a person with I/DD receives the services he/she needs, and that those services are well coordinated, managed care is a “payment system” in which a Managed Care Organization (MCO) receives funding from Medicaid that will be paid to a group or network of providers for the delivery of some or all of a person’s medical, behavioral health and developmental disability services.

Managed care is a type of health insurance plan that negotiates contracts with providers and facilities to provide services for its members. Managed care plans aim to better serve their members by focusing on prevention and care management, which help produce better outcomes and healthier lives, while also managing costs.

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