Jan, 10, 2024

Can Medicaid Payment and Purchasing Strategies Advance Health Equity?

A report from the Urban Institute examines four payment purchasing strategies that states have at their disposal to drive health equity in Medicaid: managed care contracting, benefits and care delivery model design, payment reforms, and section 1115 waiver demonstrations. This report identifies key considerations, limitations, and lessons to inform Medicaid policy and practices based on examples from Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, and Oregon.