With the goal of reforming Medicaid by improving financial stability and patient care, Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday signed an executive order establishing the Alabama Medicaid Advisory Commission.
The Commission will be tasked with evaluating the financial structure of the Alabama Medicaid Agency and identifying ways to increase efficiency while also helping ensure the long-term sustainability of the agency. The Commission will make recommendations to Governor Bentley prior to the 2013 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature.
“We are committed to increasing efficiency, eliminating fraud and maintaining patient care,” Governor Bentley said. “We believe we can deliver higher-quality care while also controlling costs. The Alabama Medicaid Advisory Commission will help us accomplish this.”
“The Commission will include members who are all dedicated to quality healthcare,” Governor Bentley added. “We’ll listen to the perspectives o