Mandatory Medicaid Managed Care: Are We There Yet?


ISMS members: Free
Non-ISMS members: $75.00

Course description

The transition to managed care organizations (MCOs) for the majority of Illinois Medicaid patients is causing significant concern and confusion, both for patients and for health care professionals. Patients have had a hard time understanding the new system and their responsibilities within it, and physicians are frustrated by the administrative hassles and lack of transparency they are encountering as the transition progresses.

In order to address these problems, the state re-bid its managed care program for 2018 in order to increase integration of care, streamline current MCO programs, expand coverage in Illinois, and to seek innovative approaches to care coordination, population health management, and value-based payment. This webinar will help you understand the scope of Illinois’s revised MCO-program, HealthyChoice Illinois, as well as help you recognize new MCO options for your community and how to contact them, identify key elements of the new MCO contracting process, and explain the roll-out process and how it effects Medicaid clients in your area.


All faculty, content reviewers and planners who have had input into or contributed to the content have indicated they have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial entities that may have an impact on the activity.

Target Audience

ISMS Members and their staff

Additional information

Estimated time for completion: 
1 hour
Activity last reviewed: 
04/11/2018 - 2:15pm

The recommendations contained in this resource are not intended to define conduct that is appropriate in every case, should not be considered as establishing any standard of care, and do not constitute legal advice. Physicians, clinicians and health care providers should take care to ensure that all care rendered reflects the best clinical judgment and complies with the laws and regulations of the state or location at which the care was provided.

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Ken Ryan

Illinois State Medical Society Vice President of Member Advocacy

AMA PRA Category 1 credits not available

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Participation Credit


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