Medicaid Managed Care: The Provider Impact

Medicaid managed care is a rapidly growing service delivery model in the United States. The aim of Medicaid managed care is to reduce program costs and provide better utilization of health services through the contracting of managed care organizations (MCOs). While Medicaid managed care has existed for almost two decades, it has yet to be frequently used for long-term services and supports (LTSS) for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Because there is beginning to be an expansion of Medicaid managed care into the IDD LTSS system, evidenced-based quality standards and guidelines about managed care provision for people with IDD are more critical than ever.

This webinar will provide an overview of Medicaid managed care, including different service delivery models and a national outlook on managed care for people with IDD. The webinar then highlights the perspective of human service providers and features one large agency’s experience with managed care. The webinar also shares information about quality and value-based service provision.

In This Webinar

  • Overview of Medicaid Managed Care
  • Types of associated service delivery models
  • Impact on people with IDD
  • Profile of one agency’s experience with Medicaid Managed Care
  • Insight into quality and value-based service provision
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Carli Friedman, Ph.D.

CQL Director of Research


Carli Friedman, Ph.D., oversees all CQL data analysis and research projects, along with providing consultation about the impact of services. Carli’s research explores the facilitation of quality of life of people with disabilities and examines the impact of organizations on quality enhancement.


Carli Friedman, Ph.D.

Linda Timmons


Linda Timmons is President and CEO of Mosaic, an ELCA-affiliated organization that provides a life of possibilities to more than 3,900 people with intellectual disabilities in 10 states, has more than 5,000 employees and an annual budget of $225 million.


Linda Timmons

Kathy Carmody

Institute on Public Policy for People with Disabilities

Kathy Carmody is the CEO of the Institute on Public Policy for People with Disabilities. Kathy is involved in policy issues affecting people with I/DD and serves on a number of statewide committees and Task Forces.

Kathy Carmody