CHCS - Center for Health Care Strategies

Improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of publicly financed health care

Advancing Quality and Efficiency through Delivery System Reform

Medicaid currently serves over 65 million individuals and in 2014 will cover up to one quarter of all Americans. CHCS is working to improve health care quality for Medicaid beneficiaries through innovative care delivery and payment reforms that better align incentives at the provider and systems levels.

Current projects include:

Advancing Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations: A Learning Collaborative (Phase II)

The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), with support from The Commonwealth Fund, developed Phase II of Advancing Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations: A Learning Collaborative to build on the successes of  the learning collaborative's first phase to help states expand ACO programs to more effectively serve increasingly complex and vulnerable patients.

Advancing Medicaid-Public Health Efforts to Reduce Childhood Obesity

Through this two-phase project, CHCS is conducting (1) a national scan to explore Medicaid and public health partnerships around childhood obesity, and (2) an initiative to advance innovations in childhood obesity prevention and treatment, and partnerships between the Medicaid and public health sectors.

Technical Assistance for the State Innovation Model (SIM)

CHCS is partnering with NORC at the University of Chicago to serve as the State Innovation Model Resource Support Contractor for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. 

Technical Assistance for Aligning Forces for Quality

CHCS is providing technical assistance to engage Medicaid stakeholders in Aligning Forces for Quality regional collaboratives.

Medicaid and CHIP Learning Collaboratives

CHCS is providing technical assistance through the Medicaid and CHIP Learning Collaboratives, which were established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to help states and their federal partners work together to achieve high-performing state health coverage programs.

Care at Birth and Beyond: Analysis of High-Volume Medicaid Obstetric and Pediatric Practices

Through this project, CHCS is working to inform future state efforts in health care system redesign and practice-site interventions to improve health quality and reduce disparities in care for Medicaid/CHIP beneficiaries.


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