This report describes research conducted on the continuity of enrollment of Medicaid beneficiaries. Continuous enrollment in a health insurance plan promotes chronic disease management and is more cost-effective. The research found that Medicaid beneficiaries are on average enrolled in the program for just 9.7 months out of the year. This disruption in enrollment leads to higher monthly medical costs and interferes with efforts to measure quality of care delivered through Medicaid.
ACAP- Association for Community Affiliated Health Plans
insurance coverage; eligibility assistance; health care costs; increased hospitalizations; chronic disease; health insurance; SSI; churning;