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OPEN MINDS Releases Updated Suite Of Mississippi Medicaid Market Intelligence Resources

/EIN News/ -- Gettysburg, Pa, April 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OPEN MINDS has released an updated suite of Medicaid market intelligence resources on the state of Mississippi. The resources include analysis of the Mississippi’s Medicaid system, Medicaid managed care vendor contracts, and additional state-specific information.


Mississippi’s Medicaid managed care program is called Mississippi Coordinated Care Network (MississippiCAN). Three health plans, called Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs), deliver physical health and behavioral health benefits to most populations, including families and children, as well as aged and disabled adults. Health plans are available statewide, and individuals have a choice of plan. Individuals who do not choose a plan are auto-assigned.

In 2017, new managed care contracts went into effect, but did not begin enrolling individuals. The state held a special enrollment period in July and August of 2018. The health plans began operating on October 1, 2018. Contracts for the three health plans are available for download:

  • Magnolia Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Mississippi

The health contracts include a provision that allows Mississippi to add a value-based purchasing program in the future.

The Mississippi Medicaid Managed Care Contracts are available now for all Elite OPEN MINDS Circle members. Individual contracts may be purchased in the OPEN MINDS shop for $1,500 each.

Additionally, the OPEN MINDS team has four in-depth profiles of the Mississippi state health system:

  • Mississippi Health Care System Landscape: An OPEN MINDS State Profile, which provides information on each state’s largest health plans, Medicaid expansion policy, health insurance marketplace plans, demographics, population health insurance coverage by payer, and more.
  • Mississippi Medicaid System: An OPEN MINDS State Profile, which provides a detailed exploration of each state’s Medicaid financing system, including a review of the managed care financing systems, largest health plans by enrollment, key players in the state Medicaid department, and plans for future system changes and contract reprocurements.
  • Mississippi Behavioral Health System State Profile Report, which provides a comprehensive listing of behavioral health benefits in the state, care coordination programs related to behavioral health, and behavioral health subcontractors for health plans.
  • Mississippi Medicaid/Medicare Dual Eligible System: An OPEN MINDS State Profile, which provides an overview of each state’s dual eligible financing system, as well as the largest Medicare health plans serving dual eligibles and details on new initiatives involving the dual eligible population.

The Mississippi suite of state profiles is now available now for the Elite OPEN MINDS Circle members. In addition, the OPEN MINDS team has a wealth of additional Mississippi-specific resources. A monthly OPEN MINDS market intelligence update is available to all health and human services executives. To sign up, OPEN MINDS Circle members should set their email preferences under the My Account Settings.

All of these resources, and more, are available as part of an OPEN MINDS Circle Elite membership. Membership includes unlimited organizational access to all OPEN MINDS content and databases, plus executive education events, and other exclusive Elite member benefits. Learn more about becoming an Elite OPEN MINDS Circle member online at


OPEN MINDS is an award-winning information source, executive education provider, and business solutions firm specializing in the domains of health and human services serving consumers with chronic conditions and complex support needs. For thirty years, we’ve been pioneers for change – helping organizations implement the transformational business practices they need to succeed in an evolving market with new reimbursement, competition, policies and regulations.

OPEN MINDS is powered by a national team of experienced executives and subject matter experts with specific expertise and experience in nine key market areas – mental health, addictions, chronic conditions, autism and intellectual/developmental disabilities, long-term care, children’s services, social services, juvenile justice, and corrections health care. Our mission is to improve the quality of care for consumers with complex support needs by improving the effectiveness of those serving them – provider organizations, payer and insurance organizations, government agencies, pharmaceutical organizations, and technology firms. Learn more at

Sarah C. Threnhauser