Carrie Graham, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved

On June 1, 2011, the State of California began transitioning approximately 380,000 seniors and people with disabilities from a fee-for-service system to a managed care Medicaid system in 16 counties as part of an effort to reduce Medicaid spending. A team of researchers from the Health Research for Action, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, have completed a study assessing differences in beneficiaries' perceived quality of care in the two systems.  The study will be published in the November 2011 (Volume 22, Number 4) issue of the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. Lead author Carrie Graham joins us to talk about the article.