MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA)- Alabama's Public Health Officer unveiled the new map for Medicaid recipients in the state.
The state will be divided into five regions. Each region has a different cost per Medicaid recipient, and no two regions are the same size.
"This isn't a perfect map" Dr. Don Williamson, Alabama's Public Health Officer said. "I hope that everyone is equally unhappy."
Each region, currently referred to as A, B, C, D and E, will have at least one Regional Care Organization, or RCO operating within it. The Medicaid reform law that the Alabama Legislature passed last month allows for more than one RCO to operate in a given region.
[DOCUMENT: The 5 Regions (.pdf)]
[DOCUMENT: 5 Regions' Hospital Demograpics (.pdf)]