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.
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.
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.
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.