Quality Assessment of South Carolina Medicaid Managed Care

What amount of preventive care is provided to urban and rural South Carolina preschool Medicaid children in two voluntary primary case management (PCCM) managed care programs? The hypothesis tested was that there are significant differences between the proportion of one year old Medicaid children who receive the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended number of Early and Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) evaluations enrolled in the state's two PCCM programs and that these differences vary based on rural versus urban residence. The objective of this work was to produce results that will suggest future alterations in public health-care financing to facilitate further improvement in cost, access and quality of care for children.