Alabama Medicaid Advisory Commission http://apr.org en Medicaid Reform Bill Up for Debate Alabama House http://apr.org/post/medicaid-reform-bill-debate-alabama-house <p>The Alabama House will consider a bill that would reorganize the state's Medicaid program.<br><br>The bill will be up for final passage in the House of Representative Tuesday.<br><br>The bill was recommended by a Medicaid Advisory committee created by Gov. Robert Bentley.<br><br>The Medicaid bill will be debated Tuesday with just three days remaining in the 2013 legislative session. The bill replaces the current payment method with the regional care organizations.<br> Tue, 07 May 2013 13:31:20 +0000 The Associated Press 29885 at http://apr.org Medicaid Reform Bill Up for Debate Alabama House Legislators Start Talking About Changing Medicaid http://apr.org/post/legislators-start-talking-about-changing-medicaid <p></p><p></p><p>Lawmakers are trying to ease the financial burden Medicaid places on Alabama by passing a bill designed to streamline the $5.63 billion program's operational system.</p><p>The bill under consideration could change the present "fee-for-service" basis of Medicaid payments to a for-profit, managed care plan or a combination of nonprofit and for-profit companies.</p><p>The Medicaid Advisory Committee commissioned by Gov. Robert Bentley does not want to use for-profit managed care companies.</p> Sun, 07 Apr 2013 05:32:55 +0000 The Associated Press 28067 at http://apr.org Legislators Start Talking About Changing Medicaid New Medicaid System Endorsed By Governor Bentley http://apr.org/post/new-medicaid-system-endorsed-governor-bentley <P>Governor Robert Bentley has announced his support for changes to Alabama's Medicaid system that would impact one out of every five Alabamians.</P> <P>The Medicaid Advisory Commission advocates changing the basic operating model from a fee-for-service system to a managed care program. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 21:57:13 +0000 The Associated Press 26576 at http://apr.org New Medicaid System Endorsed By Governor Bentley Medicaid Might Use Managed Care in Alabama http://apr.org/post/medicaid-might-use-managed-care-alabama <P>An Alabama health officer says the state's Medicaid program probably will move to some type of managed care system.</P> <P>The Tuscaloosa News reports (<A href="http://bit.ly/XIrxX2"><U><FONT color=#0000ff>http://bit.ly/XIrxX2</FONT></U></A> ) that such a program would operate much like private insurance functions with commercial management companies or community-based care.</P> <P>Dr. Don Williamson, the state's public health officer and the person Gov. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 14:23:34 +0000 The Associated Press 20737 at http://apr.org Medicaid Might Use Managed Care in Alabama Ala. Governor Forms New Medicaid Advisory Board http://apr.org/post/ala-governor-forms-new-medicaid-advisory-board <P>Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has formed a commission to find ways to improve the Alabama Medicaid Agency's financial stability and to improve patient care provided by the agency.</P> <P>Bentley signed an executive order Thursday forming the Alabama Medicaid Advisory Commission to be chaired by State Health Officer Don Williamson.</P> <P>The chair and vice chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Medicaid Policy, Republican Rep. Greg Wren of Montgomery and Republican Sen. Fri, 26 Oct 2012 12:42:43 +0000 The Associated Press 19803 at http://apr.org Ala. Governor Forms New Medicaid Advisory Board