Naat’aanii Development Corporation to Create Managed Health Care System 

The business arm of the Navajo Nation plans to create a managed health care entity under New Mexico’s Medicaid program to improve access and quality of health care on the largest Native American reservation in the United States. 

The Naat’aanii Development Corporation will partner with Molina Healthcare, a government health care contractor, to develop the proprietary Native American health care system—one of the first entities of its kind by a Tribe in the U.S. 

If 50,000 people from the Navajo nation enroll, New Mexico government health officials forecast the system could generate up to $468 million for the Tribe. 

Navajo Nation Council Delegate Daniel Tso, Chairman of the Health, Education and Human Services Committee, called the new entity “a one-of-a-kind Medicaid program,” according to an Associated Press report.  

Navajos endure significantly higher rates of disease and mortality than other Medicaid recipients, Tso told the AP.  And given the radical health disparity between Native Americans and other race groups across the United States, this serves to enhance at least Navajo health outcomes, by improving access to government-subsidized medical treatment. 

New Mexico is home to an estimated 75,000 Navajos eligible for Medicaid. The Navajo Nation spans the Four Corners—a region consisting of the southwestern corner of Colorado, southeastern corner of Utah, northeastern corner of Arizona, and northwestern corner of New Mexico.

The Nation’s plans stem from a 2017 pilot project through a collaboration between New Mexico’s Medicaid program and Indian Managed Care Entities.

ADVERTISEMENT

FEATURED VIDEO

VIDEO: NATIVE BUSINESS APP. DOWNLOAD TODAY!

PURCHASE NATIVE BUSINESS MAGAZINE

SIGN UP FOR OUR E-NEWS & UPDATES

Previous

Next

Business Summit 2019 Information

NATIVE BUSINESS SUMMIT 2019

Native Business Summit 2019 was a huge success! Click below to view a recap of the events and activities. We look forward to seeing you in 2020!

THE 2020 NATIVE BUSINESS SUMMIT REGISTRATION SITE IS LIVE!

Visit the Native Business Summit website to register to attend, purchase your trade show booth, register to golf, book your hotel, view the agenda or review our FAQ’s. Register today and we look forward to seeing you at the 2nd annual Native Business Summit!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share This

Share this post with your friends!

X