The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center (Innovation Center) posted the fifth annual report of their State Initiative Models. The Innovation Center invested over $250 million in Round 1 Model Test awards to support six states (Arkansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon and Vermont) in implementing their State Health Care Innovation Plans. A State Health Care Innovation Plan is a proposal that describes a state’s strategy to use all of its available levers to transform its health care delivery system through multi-payer payment reform and other state-led initiatives.
The report found that by 2018, all states implemented alternative care delivery and payment models that offered primary care and behavioral health providers incentives to integrate care; the six states tested nine alternative payment and delivery models; and one payment model in Vermont yielded $97 million in Medicaid savings over three years relative to spending for an in-state comparison group.
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