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Accountable Communities for Health: Multi-Sector Community Partnerships in Action

As states test new care delivery models that focus on integrated, patient-centered, and value-driven care, a number of Medicaid agencies have established multi-sector partnerships to address... more

February 2 2017
Promising Community-Based Medicaid Delivery System Reforms: Innovations from New York DSRIP

Last month, CHCS’ blog explored the broad take-up of Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) opportunities in Medicaid programs across the nation; this latest blog post looks at s... more

November 10 2016
Driving Health Care Innovation through DSRIP: State of the States

Through “Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment” (DSRIP) programs, authorized under Medicaid Section 1115 waivers, states can use anticipated savings to test cutting-edge ways to impro... more

October 20 2016
The Next Wave of Innovation: Common Themes from Round 2 of the State Innovation Model Initiative

On April 22 and 23, 2015, State Innovation Model (SIM) award recipients convened in Baltimore, Maryland to discuss “the next wave of innovation” in health care payment, delivery system r... more

May 7 2015
Leveraging State-Alliance Partnerships in State Innovation Model Efforts

With the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) recently announcing Round Two of the State Innovation Models (SIM) Initiative, the participating awardees will engage a wide set... more

March 9 2015
Top 5 Steps for States to Engage ‘Lab Partners’ in Health Reform

How are states engaging partners in their laboratories of health policy innovation? Today, states are in the throes of implementing major coverage, delivery system, and payment reforms to... more

October 9 2014