By Jay Greene

March 22, 2017

 

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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.