Honesty As Good Policy: Evaluating Maryland’s Medicaid Managed Care Program


HealthChoice, Maryland’s Medicaid managed care program, was launched in 1997, with nine managed care organizations participating and 80 percent of the Medicaid population enrolled in the first year. This article, published in The Milbank Quarterly, describes the history of managed care in Maryland, the process for designing and involving stakeholders in the HealthChoice evaluation, and selected evaluation findings.

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