Kaiser Health News staff writer Shefali S. Kulkarni reports: "On Monday, Arkansas will kick off a program to reduce its Medicaid costs and improve care through a partnership with its largest private insurance companies -- Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield and QualChoice. If successful, experts say the state's Medicaid program could save about $4.4 million in FY 2013 and $9.3 million in 2014" (Kulkarni, 9/30). Read the story.
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