Although this research began well before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic downturn, the author’s analysis of how states administer their Medicaid managed care programs has gained new timeliness. As states begin to see a large increase in Medicaid enrollees, they will look for flexibility to adjust contracts, increase effectiveness, and even redesign managed care programs.
About the Author
Allan Baumgarten is an independent research analyst whose work focuses on health care policy, finance and local market strategies. He publishes Minnesota Health Market Review and reports in five other states analyzing trends and strategies for health care payers and providers. He works with a variety of organizations to help them analyze the market competition and policy issues they face and to develop business strategies to meet the challenges of dynamic markets and health reform. In 2017, he completed an analysis for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on the new cohort of provider-sponsored health plans, looking at their results and impact on competition in local markets. For more information, visit www.allanbaumgarten.com.