By Jay Greene
March 22, 2017
A new report by advocates for Michigan's public Medicaid behavioral health
system estimates it has saved the state $5.3 billion over the past 18 years
and would save an additional $7.4 billion through 2024 using their
patient-centered and integrated care model.
They also contend rate increases for behavioral health systems were lower
than Medicaid HMOs and state Medicaid programs during that period. A trade
group for the HMOs contends that the comparison is unfair because the
figures used for HMOs are national in scope rather than focused on Michigan.