Illinois moving ahead with shift of Medicaid patients into coordinated care

October 26, 2014

Illinois is moving forward with plans to shift at least 50% of the state's 3 million Medicaid enrollees into care coordination programs by Jan. 1, 2015. The state started enrolling most of these people in July, though some Medicaid patients were moved to these programs as early as 2011. The state offers five types of care coordination, with the aim of each plan being to give each Medicaid enrollee a health plan and a primary care physician. Each health plan would have a care coordination team to ensure enrollees are getting the care they need, while everyone is in communication about those enrollees.