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

Payment Reform

Restructuring Medicaid payment policies to influence higher-quality care offers a significant lever for states to contain costs and potentially improve outcomes. CHCS is working with Medicaid stakeholders to rethink payment methodologies and realign financing to support improved models of care.

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Adapting the Medicare Shared Savings Program to Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations

This technical assistance brief explores the shared savings approaches of Minnesota and New Jersey, which both used MSSP as a foundation for their Medicaid ACO programs.
March 2013 Technical Assistance Briefs & Tools

Medicaid Supplemental Payments: Where Do They Fit in Payment Reform?

This policy brief examines the need to align supplemental payment arrangements with broader payment reform objectives to ensure that beneficiaries have access to quality, cost-effective care.

August 2011 Policy & Issue Briefs

Medicaid Payment Reform: What Policymakers Need to Know About Federal Law

This policy brief examines federal Medicaid law, regulations, and court decisions that govern payment practices in both fee-for-service and managed care. The brief outlines an accessible legal context for understanding Medicaid payment.

November 2010 Policy & Issue Briefs

Sound Practices in Medicaid Payment for Hospital Care

This resource paper examines current state practices in hospital inpatient and outpatient payment and suggests approaches for incentivizing quality improvement and reductions in unnecessary expenditures. 

November 2010 Resource Papers

Webinar Resources - Payment Reform: Creating a Sustainable Future for Medicaid

This June 28, 2010 webinar explored opportunities for redesigning Medicaid payment policies to improve quality and contain costs as outlined in a recent CHCS policy brief.

June 2010 Webinar Resources

Payment Reform: Creating a Sustainable Future for Medicaid

This policy brief outlines opportunities and challenges in undertaking Medicaid payment reform and details how federal and state roles might shift to facilitate quality-driven payment policies.

May 2010 Policy & Issue Briefs

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