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Rosenbaum S, Shin P, Smith BM, Wehr E, Borzi PC, Zakheim MH, Shaw K, Silver K. 1997. Negotiating the new health system: A nationwide study of Medicaid managed care contracts. Washington, DC: George Washington University Medical Center, Center for Health Policy Research, 2 v., exec. summ. (2 pp.).

Annotation: This two volume report presents the results of a study that examined the Medicaid managed care contracts of 37 states to assess the structure and content of those contracts and to extrapolate the key issues affecting Medicaid managed care. Volume 1 presents the findings of the study and makes recommendations for future policies. It focuses on these topics: the transformation of Medicaid to Medicaid managed care, the shift from the government as insurer to managed care purchaser, and the legal issues involved. It also considers issues related to the definition of the managed care service system, the process of developing contract language to achieve the administrative requirements, the relationship of Medicaid managed care with the overall health care system including public health, and the adoption of certain business concepts and the creation of the business relationships necessary to deliver services. Volume 2 of this report contains the detailed analyses of each state contract.

Contact: George Washington University, Center for Health Policy Research, 2021 K Street, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20006, Telephone: (202) 994-4100 Contact Phone: (202) 296-6922 Fax: (202) 994-4040 E-mail: info@gwhealthpolicy.org Web Site: http://publichealth.gwu.edu/projects/center-health-policy-research $25.00, v. 1; $100.00, v. 2; includes shipping and handling; prepayment required; make checks payable to Center for Health Policy Research/GWU.

Keywords: Contract services, Decentralization, Government role, Health care reform, Health care systems, Legal issues, Medicaid managed care, Policy development, Public policy, State initiatives, Trends

National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health. 1997. PIC briefing book: Welfare reform and devolution of responsibilities to the states. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, ca. 250 pp.

Annotation: This loose-leaf notebook compiles materials on welfare reform and on the trend toward decentralizing powers previously assumed by the federal government. Many of the individual items consider the impact of various provisions of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-193) on the administration of welfare programs. The Act established a block grant requiring state governments to administer counterparts to the federal welfare services previously handled through the Aid to Families with Dependent Children programs. The manual groups these materials in these categories: an overview; the effects on Medicaid, supplemental security income, and immigrants; illegitimacy and single parents; workfare; an history of welfare reform; public opinions; research trends; and state experiences. Other items focus on devolution, a trend to decentralize the responsibility for administering programs from the federal to the state governments. These items provide an overview of the topic, the implications for nonprofit organizations, and the impact on welfare programs. The notebook was prepared for the January 1997 meeting of the MCH Partnership for Information and Communication (PIC) Interorganizational Work Group; a partially annotated bibliography of the materials included is available as "Welfare Reform: A Digest of Materials for MCH Professionals." [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available for loan.

Keywords: Decentralization, Federal legislation, Federalism, Public policy, Welfare reform

National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health. 1997. Welfare reform: A digest of materials for MCH professionals. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 12 pp.

Annotation: This partially annotated bibliography is based on the contents of the PIC Briefing Book: Welfare Reform and Devolution of Responsibilities to the States. The citations are organized into these topical sections: overview of welfare reform; effects on Medicaid, SSI, and immigrants; out-of-wedlock births and single parents; workfare; history of welfare reform; public opinion; research; and state experience. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Photocopy available at no charge.

Keywords: Bibliographies, Decentralization, Federal legislation, Federalism, Public policy, Welfare reform

Vieth B. 1996. Shaping the future: Assuring the health of families in an era of change—Multistate discussion forum summary. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 15 pp.

Annotation: This paper summarizes the discussions of group sessions which were held following the plenary presentation at the 1996 annual meeting of the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. The discussions focused on the impact that governmental reform has had or will have on the delivery of services to women, children, children with special health needs, and families; particular attention was given to Medicaid, welfare reform, the decentralization of responsibilities and controls from the federal to state and local governments, the increased use of managed care services, and governmental reorganization and downsizing. The paper summarizes the key themes from the discussions and recommends strategies for strengthening health programs for these population groups.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Children with special health care needs, Conferences, Decentralization, Families, Health services, Managed care, Medicaid, Reform, Service delivery, Service development, Social services, Welfare reform, Women

U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. 1972. Responsibility and responsiveness: The HEW potential for the seventies. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 31 pp.

   

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.