Medicaid plans are expected to grow 20 percent this year due to the program's expansion under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Avalere Health analysis finds that Medicaid managed care enrollment will increase 20 percent from 2013 to 2014 and by 38 percent from 2013 to 2016.

The data analysis firm also said states using managed care organizations and other states are expanding MCOs into new regions of the state or using them to serve more complex beneficiaries.

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