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66,000 independent assessments and counting

Helping Arkansas improve Medicaid outcomes, reduce costs.

Executive Interview

Coordinating care for those who need it most

Arkansas has ambitious goals to improve the state’s Medicaid program. This included more than $800 million in savings by 2021. As part of that effort, Optum is conducting independent assessments. Read the interview with Optum program director Jennifer Petersen.

Executive interview discussion includes:

  • The impetus behind the effort
  • The secret to its success
  • Next steps in the process