Medicaid looks to payment reform to save money and improve care

May 2011
State Health Watch;May2011, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p10
The article reports that U.S. states are pursuing reform models for changing the way health care providers are paid to save money and improve health care. States desire payment and delivery strategies that control costs and improve quality. They review fee-for-service payment methods and target potentially preventable re-admissions/complications. The more advanced states link payments to outcomes such as reduced emergency room visits, and almost every state is exploring how to maximize the health home option under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).


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