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Higher administrative costs seen in for-profit Medicaid plans, report finds
Modern Healthcare

Medicaid managed-care plans owned by publicly traded insurers have higher administrative costs than similar plans owned by providers, according to a report.

For-profit publicly traded plans spent 14% of member premiums on administrative costs, while non-publicly traded plans owned by health systems, local providers and clinics spent 10% of premiums on administrative costs, according to the Commonwealth Fund.