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.
Rate Review and Next Steps in Health Reform
Manatt Health Solutions – Joel Ario
The Oregon Health Policy Board met on August 6, 2013 to present updates on the 2013 legislative recap, the Coordinated Care Model Alignment workgroup, Health System Transformation Quarterly Report, and rate review and transparency opportunities. With support from the State Network, Joel Ario of Manatt Health Solutions gave a presentation on rate review and outlined a timeline, models, and strategic options for the board to consider. The slides from his presentation are found in the “download” icon.