State Materials , Templates & Toolkits | Jan 27, 2022

Medicaid Managed Care Contract Language: Health Disparities and Health Equity

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This document provides excerpts of health disparities and health equity language from Medicaid managed care (MMC) contracts and requests for proposals (RFPs) from 17 states and the District of Columbia. The criteria for inclusion in this compendium were contracts and RFPs that explicitly addressed health disparities and/or health equity. Website links to the full contracts are included where available.

This is the fifth revision of this publication since its original release in June 2020. This latest iteration includes updated language from Medicaid programs in Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Virginia, and Washington, as well as new language from Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. SHVS published an expert perspective, Stratifying Data and Implementing Financial Incentives: How States Are Leveraging Medicaid Managed Care to Further Health Equity, that highlights the trends observed in this updated version.