Transforming Medicaid: Early Lessons from New York’s DSRIP Program

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<p>With Medicaid now providing health coverage to nearly a quarter of all Americans, a number of states are seeking to leverage the program’s purchasing power to improve quality and control costs. Medicaid’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) waiver program offers a powerful way for states to pursue that goal.</p>
<p>A new Commonwealth Fund report by Deborah Bachrach and colleagues at Manatt Health takes a close look at New York State’s DSRIP program, whose stated goal is to reduce avoidable hospital use by 25 percent. New York is implementing the largest and most ambitious program to date, a five-year, $8.25 billion effort aimed at improving the way care is paid for and delivered to Medicaid beneficiaries and, ultimately, all state residents. </p>
<p>Focusing on emerging issues in governance, data-sharing and analytics, social determinants of health, and value-based payments, the report serves as an invaluable resource to other states interested in bringing about Medicaid-led transformation.</p> Read the report