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December 1994 (Volume 72)
December 1994 | Sherrie H. Kaplan, Sheldon Greenfield
The story of the development of the Maryland Medicaid Diabetes Care Program is narrated in this policy case study. Maryland Medicaid, a funding authority willing to assume a proactive role, decided to promote health care system changes expected to improve the health status of its recipients with diabetes. A state Medicaid budget crisis presented opportunities for financing new and expanded preventive services for those with this chronic disease. Specifically recounted is how Maryland Medicaid redefined its financing boundaries in an effort to overcome finance-induced fragmentation in diabetes health care delivery. The difficulties encountered by a single payer in moving unilaterally to alter health care practices are discussed. Two commentaries follow.
Author(s): Mary E. Stuart
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Volume 72, Issue 4 (pages 679–694)
Published in 1994
The Impact of Research on Program Success
Redefining Boundaries in the Financing and Care of Diabetes: The Maryland Experience
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