Project: An Assessment of the Impact of Medicaid Managed Care on WIC Program Coordination with Primary Care Services
Award Year: 2002
Amount of award, fiscal 2002: $291,052.00
Institution: Health Systems Research, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Loren Bell
Status: Completed
Detailed Objective: This study will examine State-level efforts to support coordination between the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program and primary care services provided through Medicaid managed care models. More specifically, it will describe and quantify how various implementations of Medicaid managed care affect the ability of WIC agencies to coordinate services with primary care providers under Medicaid. Objectives include identifying State-level efforts to support the coordination of WIC with primary care provided through Medicaid managed care; examining how various Medicaid managed care models affect coordination efforts between different models of WIC service delivery and primary care services supported by Medicaid; and identifying outcome indicators and data sources that can measure the impact of managed care on local efforts to coordinate WIC and primary care. The methodology includes a survey of State WIC and Medicaid directors, an analysis of agreements to promote coordination, a survey of local WIC agencies and managed care organizations in six States, and in-depth site visits to providers in 12 communities during 2002-04.
Topic: Program Operations, WIC
Bell, L., R. Ledsky, S. Silva, and J. Anthony. An Assessment of the Impact of Medicaid Managed Care on WIC Program Coordination With Primary Care Services, Contractor and Cooperator Report No. 33, USDA, ERS, September 2007.