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Elizabeth Cooney is a health reporter for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
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Wednesday, April 18, 2007
State gets high rating for Medicaid care
By Liz Kowalczyk, Globe Staff
Public Citizen, Ralph Nader's consumer advocacy group, today rated Massachusetts as having the best Medicaid program in the country.
The organization gave Massachusetts 650 out of 1,000 points, ranking the state in four areas: eligibility, scope of services, quality of care and provider reimbursement. Massachusetts ranked 1st in quality of care, based on good nurse staffing in nursing homes, the high percent of infants who've been immunized and other factors. But the state ranked just 23rd in provider reimbursement.
Public Citizen's data went up to January 2006, so some of the impact of the state's new health insurance law may not be reflected in the rankings in individual categories.