Washington Medicaid Integration Partnership:

Dec 2010 |
Online Library
Medical Care, Behavioral Health, Criminal Justice, and Mortality Outcomes for Disabled Clients Enrolled in Managed Care

The Washington Medicaid Integration Partnership (WMIP) is a voluntary managed care pilot project in Snohomish County. WMIP is designed to improve care for disabled Medicaid clients who are 21 years of age or older by coordinating services that in the past have been provided through separate treatment systems. This report finds that, to date, the WMIP project has not demonstrated Medicaid cost savings on a county level. However, mortality rates and inpatient hospital admissions are somewhat lower among those who enrolled in WMIP compared to similar clients in other counties. WMIP enrollees received more chemical dependency treatment over time; however, the increase was somewhat lower compared to their peers (difference not statistically significant).

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