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The Center for Health Care Strategies publishes materials to share policy and operational lessons from our national initiatives. Additional resources can be found by browsing our Issue Areas.

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Evaluation of the Business Case for Quality, Phase II

May 2013 — This report outlines evaluation findings for the three BCQ II grantees. It also provides conclusions and examines the implications of BCQII for policymakers and othe…

Reports
The Business Case for Quality in Medicaid – Still Searching for the “Slam Dunk”

May 2013 — This policy brief summarizes BCQ II study findings and outlines lessons for designing Medicaid quality improvement efforts.

Policy & Issue Briefs
Health Care Purchasing, Global Budgeting, and Shared Savings Models

September 2011 — This overview charts the progress of global budgeting and shared savings models currently underway in various states.

Technical Assistance Briefs & Tools
Potential Risk-Sharing Between States and Coordinated Care Organizations

September 2011 — On September 20, 2011, Carolyn Ingram, CHCS senior vice president, presented to the Oregon Health Policy Board's Global Budget Methodology Workgroup.  …

Staff Presentations
Maximizing Quality and Value in Medicaid: Using Return on Investment Forecasting to Support Effective Policymaking

April 2009 — This policy brief describes how Medicaid stakeholders can use return on investment analyses to support value-based purchasing decisions. The brief includes specific …

Policy & Issue Briefs
User's Guide to the ROI Forecasting Calculator: Estimating ROI for Medicaid Quality Improvement Programs

April 2009 — This how-to guide was developed to help Medicaid stakeholders use the ROI Forecasting Calculator for Quality Initiatives to generate forecasts for prop…

Technical Assistance Briefs & Tools
Using Qualitative and Quantitative Methods to Evaluate Small-Scale Disease Management Pilot Programs

February 2009 — This article by Mathematica Policy Research published in Population Health Management describes a multi-method approach for evaluating small interventions t…

Journal Articles
Business Case for Quality in Medicaid Managed Care - Final Grantee Evaluations

January 2009 — As part of the final evaluation of CHCS' Business Case for Quality initiative, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill prepared individual repo…

Reports
Demonstrating the Business Case for Quality in Medicaid: Challenges and Opportunities

October 2008 — This study reports lessons from CHCS' Business Case for Quality (BCQ) initiative, a multi-site demonstration project evaluated by the University of North Ca…

Journal Articles
Forecasting Return on Investment for Medicaid Quality Initiatives: A CHCS Webinar

May 2008 — During this CHCS webinar, CHCS demonstrated the ROI Forecasting Calculator for Quality Initiatives and participants in the ROI Purchasing Inst…

Webinar Resources
Presentations from the Medicaid Purchasing Leadership Summit

April 2008 — Download presentations from the Medicaid Purchasing Leadership Summit which brought together leaders from 15 state Medicaid agencies, health plans, and Medi…

Meeting Highlights
ROI Forecasting Calculator for Quality Initiatives

April 2008 — The ROI Forecasting Calculator for Quality Initiatives is a web-based tool designed to help state Medicaid agencies, health plans, and other stakeholders as…

Technical Assistance Briefs & Tools
Using ROI Forecasting to Maximize the Value of Medicaid Investments

April 2008 — This issue brief profiles state experiences in using the ROI Forecasting Calculator for Quality Initiatives and outlines how ROI forecasting can help M…

Policy & Issue Briefs
Challenges to Using A Business Case for Addressing Health Disparities

March 2008 — In this Health Affairs article the authors consider the challenges to quantifying both the business case and the social case for addressing disparities, whi…

Journal Articles
Return on Investment Evidence Base: Identifying Quality Improvement Strategies with Cost-Saving Potential

November 2007 — This technical assistance tool was developed to help Medicaid stakeholders identify quality improvement strategies with the potential to both improve outco…

Technical Assistance Briefs & Tools
The Medicaid Return on Investment Template

May 2007 — This tool is designed for use by states and health plans to retrospectively measure the ROI from quality improvement initiatives.

Technical Assistance Briefs & Tools
State Primer: Medicare Advantage Rate Setting and Risk Adjustment

October 2006 — In response to state requests for assistance with rate setting and risk adjustment issues, CHCS developed this primer outlining the bidding process for Medicare…

Resource Papers
Johns Hopkins Healthcare: Demonstrating a Return on Investment for Integrated Substance Abuse Treatment and Medical Care Management

September 2006 — As a participant in CHCS' Business Case for Quality in Medicaid Managed Care initiative, Johns Hopkins Healthcare achieved cost savings and reduced hospital…

Case Studies
State Performance Incentive Chart

April 2006 — CMS issued this chart in an April 2006 letter to state Medicaid officials that recognizes quality-based payment strategies as an important component of CMS' Med…

Technical Assistance Briefs & Tools
Strategies for Assessing Health Plan Performance on Chronic Diseases: Selecting Performance Indicators and Applying Health-Based Risk Adjustment

March 2005 — This Resource Paper serves as a guide for Medicaid agencies who want to develop a performance measurement program using administrative data to evaluate the care…

Resource Papers
 

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