MedeAnalytics Launches Medicaid Managed Care Resource Center Center created as educational service for health industry focused on optimizing healthcare quality and efficiency

EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MedeAnalytics, a leading provider of healthcare performance management solutions, today announced the launch of its Medicaid Managed Care Resource Center. In this era of tight budgets, many states are transitioning Medicaid populations to managed care in order to increase access, improve quality and reduce cost. Today nearly two-thirds of Medicaid beneficiaries are covered under a managed care arrangement. Health plans participating in Medicaid must cope with challenges that include managing the care of sicker populations and uncertain levels of state financing. MedeAnalytics created this resource center focused on optimizing healthcare quality and efficiency as an educational service for the health industry. The resource center will be continuously updated to reflect key legislative, regulatory and other developments.

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"Medicaid managed care plans face special challenges to an extent not experienced by the commercial market," said Dan West, director of product marketing for MedeAnalytics. "Ample evidence shows that Medicaid beneficiaries tend to require more healthcare resources, experience poorer outcomes, and have shorter life expectancies. They also tend to choose higher-acuity and higher-cost settings to receive care. In this challenging, dynamic environment, Medicaid plans must constantly balance access to care with attempts to influence provider behavior." West noted that many Medicaid plans are turning to pay-for-performance or performance-based contracting, by which providers are able to earn incentive payments for meeting certain quality goals, such as reduced emergency room use by their patients.

Click here to visit the Medicaid Managed Care Resource Center.

About MedeAnalytics
Founded in 1994, MedeAnalytics delivers performance management solutions across the healthcare system—including hospitals, physician practices and payers—to ensure accountability and improve financial, operational and clinical outcomes. For more information, visit www.medeanalytics.com.

For more information:

MedeAnalytics, Inc.

Gary Summers

5858 Horton Street, Suite 475

Lewis & Summers Public Relations

Emeryville, CA 94608

(925) 330-6055


gary@prwebsite.com


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