Will NYS’s Transition to Medicaid Managed Care Serve Those with Serious Mental Illness Well?
Barry B. Perlman, M.D. & Henry Harbin, M.D. Skepticism, not cynicism, will be in order during the coming year as New York State’s efforts to place all of its Medicaid enrollees, including those with serious and persistent mental illness, into Medicaid Managed Care Plans (MMCPs) is realized.
Last month, HHS issued a HIPAA Final Rule implementing, among other things, a number of provisions of the HITECH Act with the goal of strengthening privacy and security protections for health information and enhancing patient's access to their own information.