Since 1997, Minnesota counties have had the legislative ability to form their own Medicaid health plans. Cirdan has been instrumental in helping our Minnesota based CPB clients by performing key executive, management and operational level functions. This model of healthcare delivery, known as “County-Based Purchasing”, has the following key advantages for its members and communities that they serve.
Local Control and Accountability
There will always be tough decisions with finite healthcare resources. CBP plans are governed by elected county commissioners who have first-hand knowledge of local needs and are accessible and accountable to voters. This model also keeps health plan employment and the economic benefit of those jobs in the communities served.
Health Services Alignment
This model allows easier integration with county human services, public health, and other local services and stakeholders who work with Medicaid members. This can make a big difference in addressing social determinants of health, as localized health plans can be more flexible and creative than national plans, health systems, or state and federal agencies.
A Model That Works
Cirdan has helped our CBP clients succeed in providing superior access, quality, and customer service. As an integrated service provider, we partner with them to meet the same stringent financial requirements as private HMOs while ensuring that they are able to manage their administrative expense ratios to be among the lowest in the U.S.