Managed Care is the way some clients receive their Medicaid benefits. It is a health care delivery system where Managed Care Organizations (MCO) are contracted to operate a health plan that authorizes, arranges, provides, and pays for the delivery of services in a basic benefits package to enrolled Medicaid clients. The care of clients enrolled in the health plan is managed by the MCO through its network of Primary Care Providers (PCPs), Specialists, Hospitals, and other providers of care who contract directly with the MCO. Managed care offers an opportunity to assure access to a PCP, coordination of medical care, emphasizes preventive care, and encourages the appropriate utilization of services in the most cost-effective settings.
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