Apr, 27, 2022

Ensuring Health Care Cost Growth Targets Promote Health Equity

In a new blog post by the Milbank Memorial Fund, Grace Flaherty and Deepti Kanneganti of Bailit Health explore where in the cost growth target implementation process states can consider or incorporate health equity. States may also deploy complementary policies to promote health equity, such as quality and health equity targets. An increasing number of states work with health insurers, providers, consumers, and other stakeholders to set annual targets for statewide healthcare cost growth. As they engage in this work, states can ensure that their efforts to slow cost growth do not exacerbate the deep and well-documented inequities in the health care system but, instead, help address them.