State Lessons on Advancing Broad Health System Reform

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<p>Since July 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has awarded 25 states nearly $300 million to help them plan, design, and test new ways to improve population health and increase the value of health care services they pay for. </p><p>Under the State Innovation Models (SIM) Initiative, Oregon, for example, is promoting community-based networks of providers that receive a set fee to deliver a range of chronic disease management and health promotion services for Medicaid enrollees. Maryland, meanwhile, is extending its all-payer hospital rate-setting approach to all health care in a bid to hold cost growth below the state economy’s overall inflation rate. </p>
<p>A new Commonwealth Fund <a href="/publications/issue-briefs/2013/sep/state-innovation-models-early-experiences-and-challenges">issue brief</a> examines the early experiences of the SIM states, and offers lessons for other states wishing to pursue broad health system reforms while contending with formidable political and budgetary constraints. </p>
<p>Visit <a href="/publications/issue-briefs/2013/sep/state-innovation-models-early-experiences-and-challenges"></a> to learn more. </p>