As the unwinding of the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement continues, both states and the federal government are tracking and monitoring the impacts of the resumption of eligibility redeterminations and disenrollments. Given the time-lags and caveats of CMS data, many states are publishing their own state data dashboards. To date, 46 states (including the District of Columbia) have released unwinding data in either an interactive dashboard or static pdf format, or are making public their required CMS Monthly Unwinding Data reports. This expert perspective includes an interactive map with links to state reporting, as well as a table tracking the unwinding indicators and disaggregated data that states are reporting on. SHVS will continue to update this EP as more states publish their unwinding data.
Payment Reform 101: Why Payment Reform? What is it?
Mary Beth Dyer, Michael Bailit and Richard Slusky, Bailit Health Purchasing
The first webinar in a three-part series on payment reform, this presentation by Bailit Health Purchasing addresses how traditional fee-for-service payment impedes state efforts to purchase value and describes the relationship between payment and delivery system reform. The webinar also highlights the role and influence of public purchasers in health care, reviews types of payment reform models being used by state purchasers and providse an overview of where payment reform is happening across the U.S. A state official offers insights into why his state opted to pursue payment reform and how it selected the models to implement.