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Gettysburg, Pa. (January 27, 2019) – A new report from OPEN MINDS, The 2019 OPEN MINDS Medicaid Managed Care Update: A State By State Analysis, has found that 73% of the Medicaid population was enrolled in managed care for their health care services. This is a significant increase from 2010, when only 49% of the Medicaid population was enrolled in managed care. While there has been large growth in managed care over the past eight years, year to year increases have slowed. Between 2017 and 2018, the percentage of the population in Medicaid managed care increased by three percent.

This report is focused on the use of managed care financing for Medicaid primary and acute health care services. The report includes enrollment in managed care, primary care case management, and fee-for-service enrollment by state and a look at the changes in each state over time.

“In the current health and human service landscape, Medicaid is vitally important to market positioning; but the real challenge in developing a successful strategy is the variability that occurs state by state. Each system is different—making it essential to understand the intricacies of each state’s system,” said OPEN MINDS Market Intelligence Director, Athena Mandros. “Our analysis explores trends in Medicaid financing arrangements and provides an analysis of each state’s Medicaid financing system.”

A free summary of the report can be found at: Which State Had The Greatest Change In Medicaid Managed Care? What Is Coming In 2019?. The report, The 2019 OPEN MINDS Medicaid Managed Care Update: A State By State Analysis, is available at no charge to Premium and Elite members of The OPEN MINDS Circle and can be purchased in the OPEN MINDS shop for $495.

For additional questions and inquiries, please contact Sarah C. Threnhauser, Executive Vice President, OPEN MINDS at 717-334-1329 or


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