Innovative Primary Care Case Management Programs Operating in Rural Communities: Case Studies of Three States


Medicaid managed care programs have been continually growing in the past decade, but this system has posed some problems to rural areas. In order to address these problems, some states have developed alternative managed care strategies, including enhanced primary care case management (PCCM). This study examines three states that have implemented PCCM and provides an overview of each program including their strengths and weaknesses. The states studied are Florida, North Carolina, and Oklahoma.

North Carolina Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center
Pam Silberman, Stephanie Poley, Rebecca Slifkin