Medicaid Reform - A Year Later

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association and its Commonwealth Care Coalition partners (the Virginia Health Care Association, The Medical Society of Virginia, the Virginia Association of Health Plans, the Virginia College of Emergency Physicians, Virginia’s Family Physicians and AARP Virginia) are committed to strengthening the value and improving the financial sustainability of Virginia’s Medicaid program. In 2005 these groups distributed a discussion document on Medicaid reform (available at http://www.commonwealthcarecoalition.com) to help lay the groundwork for anticipated reform efforts at the state and federal levels. The purpose of this FOCUS is to update key data on Virginia’s Medicaid program so that all stakeholders interested in ongoing Medicaid reform efforts have a clear understanding of the program as it currently operates. Most of the data cited in this publication comes from the Department of Medical Assistance Services.

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