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Medicaid Fee for Service Reimbursement and the Delivery of Human Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities or Severe Mental Illness: Negotiating Cost

Published in JHHSA, Vol. 32 No. 4

Fees paid by Medicaid are a primary resource for nonprofit organizations serving individuals with developmental disabilities and
severe mental illness. While Medicaid reimbursement has facilitated the transition from institutional to community care, cost is not well understood. This article examines how government and nonprofit organizations negotiate the cost of service delivery. Analysis based on this case study shows cost is a central concern for both government and nonprofit service providers.

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