Delivery System Redesign

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Delivery System Redesign

Access resources specifically focused on delivery system reforms as they relate to PPACA.


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  • 02/10/2014

    This issue brief focuses on the key purchasing strategies that state Medicaid agencies and state employee health benefit purchasers can implement in order to reduce the overuse and misuse of health care services, and improve the quality and reduce the cost of care. This brief primarily focuses on actions state purchasers can take with contracted plans, providers, and other engaged purchasers to reduce overused and misused services. The research and recommendations in this issue brief were originally provided as technical assistance to a state as part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health and Value Strategies project.

  • 01/20/2014

    States and regional collaboratives are moving ahead with creating all-payer claims databases (APCDs) to support health system measurement and improvement activities. While aggregated claims databases provide an unprecedented view of care across all settings, the process of collecting claims information alone does not improve health care quality or reduce costs. To effectively utilize the APCD and realize its full potential, states have begun to produce reports and analyses based on APCD data. This paper examines the critical components of states’ APCD reporting efforts to date and suggests essential steps to creating credible and robust analytics.

  • 01/20/2014

    As part of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Infrastructure for Maintaining Primary Care Transformation initiative, NASHP worked with four states (Idaho, Maryland, Montana, and West Virginia) that sought to adapt aspects of North Carolina’s nationally recognized model of primary care practice transformation. This report summarizes the value of primary care transformation for the states, describes the North Carolina model, and outlines states' successes, challenges and lessons learned.

  • 01/13/2014

    The State Innovation Model (SIM) Testing Awards that HHS awarded to six states (Arkansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, and Vermont) were to support states’ work on multi-payer payment and delivery system reform. Strategies to improve the population's health were a critical aspect of the SIM awards. The SIM Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) required that states explain how the model would improve the population’s health in a number of areas including: health disparities, determinants of health, mental health, and substance abuse. The FOA also noted that states should describe how their State Health Care Innovation Plan integrates community health and prevention into their delivery system and payment models. This chart lays out the population health strategies the selected states plan to implement through their SIM initiatives.

  • 11/12/2013

    The federal government and states are exploring new strategies for rewarding value in order to achieve better health outcomes at a lower cost. This report—the second in a series supported by The Commonwealth Fund to explore opportunities for improvement in federal and state policy— highlights relevant policy levers that can support payment reform and a number of current payment reform initiatives at the federal and state level. It also describes opportunities for federal-state alignment identified during a Commonwealth Fund-supported discourse among high-level state and federal officials hosted by NASHP.