CHCS - Center for Health Care Strategies

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

Financing

Restructuring Medicaid payment policies to influence higher-quality care offers a significant lever for states to contain costs and potentially improve outcomes. Through value-based payment strategies, Medicaid can reap long-term value in improved health outcomes and 'bend the trend' in cost growth. CHCS activities are helping Medicaid stakeholders across the country achieve greater value for every public dollar spent.

Highlights

ROI Forecasting Calculator for Health Homes and Medical Homes

The Return on Investment Forecasting Calculator for Health Homes and Medical Homes is a web-based tool developed to help Medicaid stakeholders identify the cost-savings potential of these emerging care models. The easy-to-use tool walks users through a step-by-step process to develop ROI forecasts for health or medical home strategies.

Increasing Primary Care Rates, Maximizing Medicaid Access and Quality

Tricia McGinnis, Julia Berenson, and Nikki Highsmith, Center for Health Care Strategies

This brief is the first in a series of papers that CHCS will produce to augment CMS guidance and help states develop implementation plans for the primary care rate increase. It highlights nine critical issues, and identifies efficient implementation approaches that can benefit the primary care delivery system well beyond 2014.

ROI Forecasting Calculator for Quality Initiatives

The ROI Forecasting Calculator for Quality Initiatives is a web-based tool designed to help state Medicaid agencies, health plans, and other stakeholders assess and demonstrate the cost-savings potential of efforts to improve quality.

 

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