Miss. Code Ann. §§ 41-95-1 through 41-95-7 – MississippiStatus: Enacted
Creates a Health Finance Authority under the Department of Health to conduct to analyze current expenditures for health care, patterns of utilization of health resources, accessibility of providers and services. Potential savings through such measures as preventive and primary care, managed care, reduction of cost shifting and group purchasing shall be identified and analyzed. The Mississippi Health Finance Authority is authorized to obtain, collect and preserve such information as determined by the authority to be needed to conduct this research and carry out all other duties. The Authority “shall identify such additional measures as are desirable to encourage employer participation, promote competition, contain costs and otherwise increase the availability of health benefits to Mississippians.”
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