Medicaid Value-based Purchasing: What Is It & Why Does It Matter?

Medicaid Directors are reorienting the health care system to deliver better care and lower costs through “value-based purchasing” initiatives. These efforts are seeking to address historical fragmentation in the health care delivery system and ensure the sustainability of the Medicaid program. This resource, developed with support from The Commonwealth Fund, provides foundational information about Medicaid value-based purchasing and the role of the federal/state partnership in ensuring the success of this state-led innovation.

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