Molina Healthcare’s Experience in Coordinating Care for Dual-Eligibles Places It in a Prime Position as States Struggle to

However, Its Lack of Commercial Products May be a Disadvantage After 2014, According to the Recent National MCO Analyzer: Molina Healthcare from HealthLeaders-InterStudy

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that Molina Healthcare, the country’s fourth-largest Medicaid managed care organization, will continue to experience strong growth even before the 2014 Medicaid expansion as a result of healthcare reform. According to the National MCO Analyzer: Molina Healthcare, its experience in coordinating care for dual-eligibles gives it a rare combination of competencies that position the insurer to grow steadily as healthcare reform moves forward.

Medicaid enrollment growth is the leading cost-driver in most states’ budgets, and states are expanding their use of Medicaid MCOs to help control costs. However, after 2014, much of the adult Medicaid population will shift in and out of Medicaid as their income fluctuates. Molina Healthcare’s lack of commercial products may make it difficult for them to participate in some states.

“Medicaid is a difficult basket to have all one’s eggs in, but it’s also the fastest-growing segment of the healthcare business,” said HealthLeaders-InterStudy Principal Analyst Paula Wade. “States are being pressured by record deficits and with the expiration of the federal stimulus funds in June 2011, states may have no choice but to further cut Medicaid programs and benefits. Molina is vulnerable in this aspect.”

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