In light of recent postal delays and housing displacements caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic crisis, and a wave of natural disasters across the country, state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) agencies face new challenges communicating with their enrollees about their health coverage. Acting now to mitigate these challenges is essential as states are preparing for the end of the public health emergency (PHE) and “catching up” on coverage renewals for a large portion of their enrollees. This expert perspective reviews strategies that state Medicaid and CHIP agencies may consider to help mitigate coverage losses.
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.