Medicaid Integration...Coordinating Care, Improving Outcomes, Saving Dollars

Jan 2005 |
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The Washington Medicaid Integration Partnership (WMIP) is a Snohomish County pilot project authorized by the Legislature and aimed at coordinating Medicaid services to improve health outcomes for aged, blind, or disabled clients. The pilot project will demonstrate that care can be delivered more efficiently, saving an estimated $4.3 million in its first three years. But the real target of the WMIP program is to improve care and quality of life for aged, blind, or disabled clients by coordinating services that in the past have been provided through separate treatment systems and funding silos: medical assistance, substance abuse treatment, mental health services, and long-term care.

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