OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst
Connecticut Governor John Rowland has proposed instituting competitive bidding for Medicaid services provided to the elderly and disabled. Some critics have said the idea could be considered as an attempt to turn the state system into a health maintenance organization (HMO).
Under the proposal, hospitals, eye doctors, and laboratories would submit competing bids to provide services. The rest of the state's Medicaid population receives services under a managed care system. The proposal could save $11.8 million . . .