Sound concept, unhealthy in practice ... but at great expense to providers and patients.Health Syst Rev. 1995 May-Jun; 28(3):26-8.HS
Those states considering implementation of a TennCare-type program should learn from Tennessee's mistakes. Enough lead time should be allowed for the development of the program and for patients and providers to learn about the new program. It should be actuarially should and have strong oversight with provider input. Finally, it should be done in an open forum to allow public accountability.