Annual Technical Reports

The Balanced Budget Act of 1997, Public Law 105-33, requires states to prepare an annual technical report that describes the manner in which data from activities conducted in accordance with 42 CFR 438.358 was aggregated and analyzed. The report must describe how conclusions were drawn as to the quality and timeliness of, and access to, care furnished by the states' managed care organizations (MCOs) and prepaid inpatient health plans (PIHPs). The report of results must also contain an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the plans with regard to health care quality, timeliness, and access, make recommendations for improvement, and assess the degree to which any previous recommendations were addressed by the MCOs and PIHPs.