This expert perspective reviews how Medicaid programs in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island have engaged with commercial payers, providers, patients, advocates and other parties to create and adhere to multi-payer aligned measure sets. It describes the benefits to Medicaid agencies of participating in aligned measure set efforts, as well as tips and resources for Medicaid agencies intersted in measure alignment.
Buying Value: Measures That Matter
On Wednesday, July 20, State Health and Value Strategies hosted a webinar facilitated by experts from Bailit Health. The webinar explored how the Buying Value suite of resources can help states, employers, consumer organizations and providers implement quality measures to incentivize high-quality, high-value healthcare. The webinar highlighted two free, Excel-based tools. The Buying Value Measure Selection Tool assists stakeholders in creating and maintaining aligned quality measure sets which include up-to-date versions of 20 federal, national and state measure sets as well as several health equity and disparities-focused measures. The Buying Value Benchmark Repository is a database of nearly 60 homegrown and innovative non-HEDIS measures in use by purchasers, including measures focused on health equity, preventive care, social determinants of health and more.