Managed care organization (MCO) means an entity that has, or is seeking to qualify for, a comprehensive risk contract under this part, and that is -
(1) A Federally qualified HMO that meets the advance directives requirements of subpart I of part 489 of this chapter; or
(2) Any public or private entity that meets the advance directives requirements and is determined by the Secretary to also meet the following conditions:
(i) Makes the services it provides to its Medicaid enrollees as accessible (in terms of timeliness, amount, duration, and scope) as those services are to other Medicaid beneficiaries within the area served by the entity.
(ii) Meets the solvency standards of ยง 438.116.


42 CFR § 438.2

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