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Key Considerations for Supporting Medicaid Accountable Care Organization Providers

June 2013 — This brief outlines the types of technical assistance supports that state Medicaid agencies can potentially offer to help providers in transforming care delivery.

Technical Assistance Briefs & Tools
Improving Health Care Quality and Equity: Considerations for Building Partnerships Between Provider Practices and Community Organizations

May 2013 — This brief outlines considerations for practices looking to develop partnerships with community organizations.

Policy & Issue Briefs
Key Factors for Improving Care Delivery in Small Primary Care Practices with High Medicaid Volume

March 2013 — This brief presents key findings from an evaluation of the RDPS initiative and takeaways for Medicaid stakeholders. The initiative confirmed that Medicaid agencies m…

Policy & Issue Briefs
Advancing Primary Care: Opportunities to Support Care Delivery Redesign in Practices Serving Medicaid and Racially and Ethnically Diverse Patients

August 2012 — This brief highlights results from a CHCS survey that looked at 126 practices in four communities participating in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Aligning Forc…

Policy & Issue Briefs
Transforming Small High-Volume Medicaid Practices to Reduce Disparities in Care: Recent Advances and Future Opportunities

December 2011 — Download presentations from this joint meeting of CHCS' Reducing Disparities at the Practice Site initiative and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Al…

Meeting Highlights
Creating Physician-Support Entities in Medicaid

June 2011 — Based on a meeting with national experts in fall 2010 supported by The Commonwealth Fund, this brief outlines eight strategies for Medicaid agencies to catalyze the …

Policy & Issue Briefs
Practice Supports: Using Care Managers and Quality Improvement Coaches to Transform Medicaid Primary Care

May 2011 — This technical assistance brief outlines how states are using innovative practice supports to help Medicaid primary care practices provide higher-quality, more patie…

Technical Assistance Briefs & Tools
Driving Value in Medicaid Primary Care: The Role of Shared Support Networks for Physician Practices

March 2011 — This report explores strategies for providing shared resources to small, typically under-resourced physician practices that serve a high volume of Medicaid patients.…

Reports
Leveraging Medicaid to Encourage HIT Adoption and Strengthen Primary Care

October 2010 — Dianne Hasselman, CHCS director of quality and equality, recently presented "Leveraging Medicaid to Encourage HIT Adoption and Strengthen Primary Care" at the 2010 M…

Staff Presentations
The Affordable Care Act: Opportunities for Medicaid to Advance Ambulatory Care Quality

October 2010 — In this CHCS webinar, presenters described provisions of the Affordable Care Act that can be used to strengthen Medicaid's primary care infrastructure. …

Webinar Resources
Reducing Disparities at the Practice Site: Front-line Perspectives

September 2010 — In a series of video interviews, participants in CHCS' Reducing Disparities at the Practice Site initiative share insights into how the program is adva…

Video
Arkansas Charts a Course for HIE and Quality Reporting

August 2010 — Arkansas' Regional Quality Improvement program established a statewide health information exchange and a multi-payer quality measurement reporting strategy …

Case Studies
Practice Transformation in Medicaid: Five Levers to Strengthen Small, “High-Volume, High-Opportunity” Practices

July 2010 — This technical assistance brief describes how Medicaid can leverage its resources to facilitate and sustain improvements in care and reduce health disparities in sma…

Technical Assistance Briefs & Tools
Supporting “Meaningful Use” of HIT in Small, High-Volume Medicaid Practices

July 2010 — This technical assistance brief describes how Medicaid-led teams in four states are supporting practice improvements among Medicaid-serving providers by helping them…

Technical Assistance Briefs & Tools
CHCS Testimony to HIT Policy Committee's Meaningful Use Workgroup

June 2010 — Dianne Hasselman, CHCS director of quality and equality, testified before the HIT Policy Committee's Meaningful Use Workgroup on how HIT can be used to eliminate dis…

Staff Presentations
Comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Regarding Proposed Rules for the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program

March 2010 — On January 13, 2010, CMS released a proposed rules for the Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Electronic Health Record Incentive Program. In res…

Technical Assistance Briefs & Tools
Improving Chronic Care in Small, “High-Opportunity” Primary Care Practices

February 2010 — This February 24, 2010 webinar presented opportunities for Medicaid agencies and health plans to improve chronic care at small practice sites. Medicaid leaders from …

Webinar Resources
Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs for Medicaid Providers: How Are States Preparing?

January 2010 — CHCS interviewed Medicaid leaders from six states to understand how Medicaid agencies are seeking to capitalize on electronic health record provider incentives avail…

Policy & Issue Briefs
Reducing Disparities at the Practice Site: Highlights of the Second National Meeting

November 2009 — Download presentations from the second national meeting of the Reducing Disparities at the Practice Site initiative where participants from four state …

Meeting Highlights
The Relationship between Practice Size and Quality of Care in Medicaid

July 2009 — This resource paper presents the findings of CHCS' Practice Size Exploratory Project, which examined the quality of care that Medicaid managed care benefici…

Resource Papers
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