As federal health reform legislation has stalled, health policy attention turns to the states, which have many tools to reform their health care systems. While 1115 waivers rightly get a lot of attention, because of their ability to reshape state Medicaid programs, the Affordable Care Act’s Section 1332 waivers continue to be a promising avenue for states.
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.