October 24, 2016
A recent article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune examines the success of Minnesota’s Medicaid accountable care organization (ACO), called Integrated Health Partnerships, in helping safety-net clinics harness data to improve health care outcomes and reduce unnecessary utilization. The article quotes CHCS’ Tricia McGinnis who addressed the value of Medicaid ACO efforts.
Minnesota joins Oregon, Colorado and Vermont in similar efforts to reform health insurance for the poor, known nationally as Medicaid.
In the famously fragmented and expensive American health care system, the projects stand out for having medical providers working together “across the full continuum” of care, said Tricia McGinnis, a vice president at the Center for Health Care Strategies in New Jersey. “In Medicaid, the results have been really positive.”
ACO News is a feature of the Medicaid Accountable Care Organization Resource Center, an online collection of tools designed to help Medicaid agencies develop and launch accountable care organizations.