Original ArticleQuality Oversight for Medicaid Managed Care Plans: Impact on ProvidersCukor, Judith MA; Fairbrother, Gerry PhD; Tassi, Anthony MA; Butts, Gary C. MD; Friedman, Stephen MD, MPHAuthor Information Graduate student, Ferkauf Graduate School, Yeshiva University, Bronx, New York. She was with the Department of Epidemiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center at the time this study was conducted. (Cukor) Senior Scientist at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York. She was with the Department of Epidemiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center at the time this study was conducted. (Fairbrother) Senior Health Policy Analyst with Kalkines, Arky, Zall, Bernstein, LLP, in New York, New York. (Tassi) Associate Dean for Medical Education, Department of Multicultural and Community Affairs, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York. (Butts) Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of Immunization with the New York City Department of Health. (Friedman) Address correspondence to Gerry Fairbrother, PhD, Research Director, Child Health Forum, New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, Room 562, New York, NY 10029-5293; (212) 822-7398; fax: (212) 822-7369; e-mail: email@example.com. This study was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through contract 97B2644 between researchers and the New York City Department of Health. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: September 2002 - Volume 8 - Issue 5 - p 1-10 Buy Abstract The purpose of this study was to describe managed care organization (MCO)-provider interactions around quality monitoring in Medicaid managed care. Heads of ambulatory pediatrics in institutions and private providers in offices in New York City (NYC) responded to questions regarding several forms of MCO-provider communications around quality. It appears that the current quality monitoring review process undertaken by managed care plans in provider sites in NYC is duplicative and overlapping. Feedback from the quality reviews is not being received by the providers who are giving care and incentives/disincentives are not felt. These constitute severe limitations to the current system of quality oversight. © Aspen Publishers, Inc.