For thousands of Minnesota patients, Medicaid will have a new look

“Minnesota’s biggest public health insurance program will take on a new shape after next year, when about 500,000 enrollees will be encouraged to develop a close relationship with a primary care clinic, while doctors, clinics and HMOs will be held more accountable for patient care outcomes.


“In general there is a lot to like here and a lot to build on,” said David Zaffrann, health care program manager at TakeAction Minnesota. “Folks are much more likely to have a preference for their doctor or clinic based on where they live or based on past experience than they are to have a strong preference between big HMOs,” he said.”  Read more

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