Jennifer L. Briemann is the executive director of the Maryland Managed Care Organization Association, a trade association for Maryland’s nine managed care organizations (MCOs) serving the HealthChoice Medicaid program.   Briemann recently responded to State of Reform’s questions regarding how Maryland MCOs are preparing for the redetermination process for Medicaid enrollees, their goals and timelines during … Read more

According to the results of a new state survey, 56% of Texans say health insurance should cover non-medical factors such as access to food and housing.      A majority (65%) of respondents also said more state funding to address these factors, often referred to as social determinants of health (SDOH), would improve people’s health. … Read more

During the 2022 North Texas State of Reform Conference, a panel of experts outlined the need for Texas to establish more robust requirements for managed care organizations (MCO) to address social determinants of health.     Stephen Palmer, Managing Principal for Health Management Associates’ Austin office, said the state’s comprehensive risk-based managed care should have … Read more

Houston-based Legacy Community Health announced on Tuesday a joint venture with CareSource, a nonprofit managed care organization based in Dayton, Ohio, to deliver care to Texas Medicaid members.      The 2 entities will form CareSource Bayou Health, a managed care organization (MCO). The MCO intends to participate in the procurement process when the Texas … Read more