Key Themes from Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Waivers in 4 States

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DSRIP initiatives are part of broader Section 1115 Waivers and provide states with significant funding that can be used to support hospitals and other providers in changing how they provide care to Medicaid beneficiaries. This analysis provides an early look at the impact of DSRIP waivers on Medicaid payment and delivery systems. It is based on interviews conducted with state officials, providers and advocates in three states that have adopted the Medicaid expansion (California, Massachusetts, and New York) and one state that has not adopted the expansion (Texas).  While each of the four programs is different, a number of major themes emerged across the four states that highlight the opportunities and challenges with DSRIP.