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Medicaid selects MCO participants for first phase of type 2 diabetes project

August 30th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has selected the managed care organizations (MCOs) that will participate in a demonstration project to show ways to offer the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) to Medicaid recipients. Earlier this summer, Maryland was one of two states awarded funding for the program.

“This is a great opportunity for Maryland, and we are eager for the implementation of the project to get under way,” said Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary Van T. Mitchell. “For Maryland to be one of two states selected to explore the viability of this service-delivery model in serving our Medicaid populations attests to the level of work being done by our team.”

The four MCOs that will participate in the first year of the two-year project are Amerigroup,

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