Mississippi: Cost Effectiveness Study Report for Coordinated Access Network (MississippiCAN)

Published by the State of Mississippi Office of the Governor, Division of Medicaid
by Myers and Stauffer, Certified Public Accountants for State of Mississippi Office of the Governor, Division of Medicaid

Determining Medicaid managed care cost effectiveness is a complex process. There are many different factors and considerations that must be taken into account in order to provide a constructive assessment. Factors such as the evolution of beneficiary and service coverage, federal requirements, the state’s health care status, and access to care must be considered when analyzing and interpreting data. The study findings must also be viewed in the context of Mississippi’s health status relative to other states’ and national data. Mississippi has ranked the lowest in the nation in terms of overall health and on numerous health indicators such as obesity, infant mortality, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Mississippi’s health status has been attributed to behavioral risk factors, poverty, lack of access to primary and specialty care, and inadequate supply of health professionals throughout much of the state. This situation creates unique challenges for improving the health of MississippiCAN beneficiaries and the overall cost effectiveness of the program.

Publication Date: 2017

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Source: Myers & Stauffer. Cost Effectiveness Study Report for Mississippi Coordinated Access Network (MississippiCAN). Report to the Mississippi Division of Medicaid. Windsor, CT: 2017.