Medicaid Managed Care Best Practices Compendium

January 2017

This resource collects the most innovative initiatives in Medicaid managed care that emerge each year.

  • Health plans submit their best practices for consideration of inclusion in this exclusive publication.
  • The best practices in this year’s publication address important health care topics, including psychiatric care, social determinants of health, and substance use disorders.
  • The innovations are divided into five categories: behavioral health, long-term care and transitions of care, children’s health, and oral health. For each category, a winner is selected.
  • Examples of selected programs include support services to mentally ill homeless people who were formerly incarcerated, a 24/7 crisis response line for foster children with psychiatric needs, and multidisciplinary chronic pain management.
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Population Addressed
Adults Under 65 with Disabilities
People with Advanced Illness
Frail Older Adults
People with Multiple Chronic Conditions
People with Behavioral Health and Social Needs
Key Questions Answered
  • What are some new, promising innovations in Medicaid managed care?
  • For each initiative, what are the methods, outcomes, and lessons learned?
Level of Evidence
What does this mean?