RWJF's commitment of $25 million in new funds to its MMCP brings its total commitments to this program to nearly $46 million since 1995.
"We are confident that MMCP is working to improve care for these Americans, even though the jury is still out on the effect of managed care on Medicaid."
Somers, Ph.D., MMCP's director at the Center for Health Care Strategies.
The MMCP is directed by the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) in Princeton, New Jersey.
The MMCP developed a spiral curriculum with focus on discovery, concepts and skills, contemporary musical practices, and the belief that in perceiving music, no single sound or isolated structural tool is effective alone.
The role of the teacher in the MMCP is to be as unobtrusive as possible and to act only as a guide.
In the United Kingdom, Paynter and Aston's Sound and Silence also used more structured exercises, however these seem to be more open ended than those of the MMCP. This book describes work that was being done in Music Education courses at York University (1970).
In 1965 when MMCP
went into schools around the United States, they found that "except for very rare instances, music education was a straitjacket where everyone was expected to do, be, think, respond, learn, hear, accept, reject and act in the same way" (Thomas, 1970, p.
The independent variables include a constant, Medicaid Managed Care Penetration (MMCP), and a linear time trend.
However, our estimates of the Medicaid Undercount from 1995 to 1999 and MMCP from 1998 to 1999 are similar to the estimates of Chattopadhyay and Bindman.
These regressions have a coefficient on the MMCP variable that is similar in magnitude to the results of Chattopadhyay and Bindman (0.35, 0.58, and 0.49; versus 0.40), but the coefficient on the 1995-1999 time period is not significantly different from zero.
It has been demonstrated that MMCPs
are directly responsible for the increase of epithelial paracellular permeability and for the redistributed expression of tight junctions (Moriez et al.