Medicaid Managed Care: A Case Study

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Health plans, including Medicaid managed care and Medicare Advantage plans, have the capabilities necessary to systematically compile and manage race, ethnicity, and language data, and thus have roles to play in quality improvement. Plans, though, may have limited opportunities for direct contact during which the data can be collected and the need for the data explained. While there are multiple points at which the data can be collected a principal occasion for contact is during enrollment, when fears about discriminatory use of the data may be greatest. California, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania prohibit insurers from requesting an applicant's race, ethnicity, religion, ancestry, or national origin in applications,but
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