Group charged with determining measures to help improve quality and
lower costs in state Medicaid programs
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGLN) today announced that Dr. Karen Amstutz,
Magellan's chief medical officer, has been appointed to the National
Quality Forum's (NQF) Medicaid Innovator Accelerator Program's (IAP)
Coordinating Committee. The committee is tasked with identifying and
recommending measures in four program areas to help support states'
efforts related to payment and delivery system reforms.
The four IAP program areas are:
Reducing Substance Use Disorders (SUD)
Improving Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries with Complex Care Needs and
High Costs (BCN)
Promoting Community Integration - Community-Based Long-Term Services
and Supports (CI-LTSS)
Supporting Physical and Mental Health Integration (PMH)
"I'm honored to serve as a member of this committee and excited to work
with my colleagues as we develop key metrics by which state Medicaid
programs can measure both quality and cost," said Amstutz. "The areas
with which this group is charged with reviewing align closely with the
expertise and experience Magellan Health brings to the market. I look
forward to leveraging our collective experience as we seek to raise
quality standards for Medicaid members and reign in costs for the state
and federal government."
"NQF's multi-stakeholder coordinating committee and expert panel members
are leading important work to identify measures to support states'
efforts to design and implement Medicaid delivery reforms that improve
the health and healthcare for Medicaid beneficiaries," said Margaret
Terry, RN, senior director, NQF. "The Medicaid Innovation Accelerator
Program will provide timely guidance on measure sets to the Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid Services' Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services that
address these program areas."
About Magellan Health: Magellan
Health, Inc. is a leader in managing the fastest growing, most
complex areas of health, including special populations, complete
pharmacy benefits and other specialty areas of healthcare. Magellan
supports innovative ways of accessing better health through technology,
while remaining focused on the critical personal relationships that are
necessary to achieve a healthy, vibrant life. Magellan's customers
include health plans and other managed care organizations, employers,
labor unions, various military and governmental agencies and third-party
administrators. For more information, visit MagellanHealth.com.
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Source: Magellan Health, Inc.
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