Medicaid Discovery: More Services Can Reduce Costs

States that invest additional money addressing the social service needs of their highest-cost Medicaid patients are finding that the savings they gain from doing so exceed the cost of providing the social services. Often, by as much as two dollars of savings for every one dollar spent. With relatively small numbers of Medicaid patients consuming a significant portion of state Medicaid resources, providing additional social service assistance to such individuals can both improve their health and save money for the states according to a new report from the National Governors Association.  Most of these patients suffer from multiple medical problems, [...]