As the pace of payment and delivery system reform accelerates in Medicaid programs, state agencies have begun to emerge as thought leaders and major players in health care data analytics. Medicaid programs are increasingly using internal and external expertise to realign payment and quality measurement in order to set their programs on the path to reform. They are broadening the sources of data they use, and incorporating interagency data and clinical data into new reimbursement strategies and outcome-based assessment. However, while progress has been substantial, states and their partners must remain committed to long term and sustained efforts to build and refine data analytics capacity in order for data-driven decision-making to become a permanent feature in Medicaid programs.
- This week the NAMD newsletter welcomes new directors and covers LTSS, national health expenditures, Hill news on CHIP and tax reform, value based purchasing and Medicaid leadership. December 12, 2017
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- NAMD newsletter covers our Fall Conference; 1115 waivers; CHIP; Opioids; and State job openings. November 14, 2017