The University of Minnesota’s State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) has been awarded a contract with the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) to organize site visits and develop learnings about different value-based purchasing approaches in Medicaid.
Through semi-structured interviews with state officials, payers, provider groups, and other important stakeholders, SHADAC and MACPAC staff will develop contextual knowledge on Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), bundled payment initiatives, and other pay-for-performance and shared savings approaches in Medicaid.
Based on this research, SHADAC will produce a report to inform MACPAC staff, Congressional staff, and other audiences about different payment reform approaches, implementation activities and challenges, and ongoing operations.
SHADAC is funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help states monitor rates of health insurance coverage, understand factors associated with access to care, and utilize data for implementation of health reform.
~Post by Mona Rath