HHS Report: Access to Care: Provider Availability in Medicaid Managed Care

Check out this new report highlighting OIG’s concerns with provider directories obstructing Medicaid beneficiaries’ access to care. Following on the heels of the recently published stories on the troubles with Provider Directories in CA – this problem just might be an opportunity addressing the question of sustainability of RHICs.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) received a congressional request to evaluate the adequacy of access to care for enrollees in Medicaid managed care. This report determines the extent to which providers offer appointments to enrollees and the timeliness of these appointments.