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State and Nation

November 15, 2012

Medicaid might use managed care in Alabama

— MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama health officer says the state's Medicaid program probably will move to some type of managed care system.

The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/XIrxX2 ) that such a program would operate much like private insurance functions with commercial management companies or community-based care.

Dr. Don Williamson, the state's public health officer and the person Gov. Robert Bentley appointed to lead the state's Medicaid reform effort, says the Medicaid system is "fundamentally broken" and that "we have to manage this care differently going forward."

The executive committee of the Alabama Medicaid Advisory Commission met Wednesday to continue its task to redesign Medicaid with the aim of saving taxpayer money while continuing to provide adequate service.

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