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Issue Brief

This guide provides an overview of the steps states should take in developing a performance measure set—either on their own or in partnership with others—identifies critical considerations, and offers guidance in selecting measures.

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Date Created: Sep 1, 2014


Webinar

The final webinar in a three-part series on payment reform, this presentation by Bailit Health Purchasing addresses special topics in payment reform including using state levers to implement payment reform, multi-payer strategies, and measuring delivery system performance.

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Date Created: Jun 24, 2014


Webinar

The second webinar in a three-part series on payment reform, this presentation by Bailit Health Purchasing describes payment reform models being used by state purchasers, including how they work and their strengths and challenges.

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Date Created: Jun 10, 2014


Webinar

The first webinar in a three-part series on payment reform, this presentation by Bailit Health Purchasing addresses how traditional fee-for-service payment impedes state efforts to purchase value and describes the relationship between payment and delivery system reform.

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Date Created: May 17, 2014


Issue Brief , Webinar

This issue brief draws from the experiences of six states, Alabama, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Vermont, to identify common policy considerations and action steps for coordinating care in rural environments.

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Date Created: Apr 2, 2014


Webinar

All-payer claims databases (APCDs) offer state policymakers and stakeholders access to the information they need to evaluate the cost and quality of health care. More than 30 states currently have, are implementing, or hold interest in forming an APCD. On this webinar, expert speakers outline the key elements of an APCD, offer advice on their formation, and discuss developing reports and analyses based on the resulting data.

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Date Created: Mar 25, 2014


Issue Brief , Webinar

This brief explores the strategies states use to address barriers that impede data-sharing efforts among providers to integrate physical and behavioral health care. The webinar presentation on this issue brief is also available for download.

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Date Created: Jan 1, 2014


Issue Brief , Webinar

This issue brief focuses specifically on the key purchasing strategies that state Medicaid agencies and state employee health benefit purchasers can implement in order to reduce the overuse and misuse of health care services, and improve the quality and reduce the cost of care. A webinar presentation on the subject is also available for download.

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Date Created: Jan 1, 2014


Issue Brief

This paper examines the critical components of states’ APCD reporting efforts to date and suggests essential steps to creating credible and robust analytics. Drawn from interviews with APCD leaders, state-specific documents, and the experience of the authors, this paper is intended to help states with functioning and developing APCDs identify the building blocks necessary to create and evolve a comprehensive analytic program. This information may also be useful to those charged with designing APCD outputs, such as datasets and reports.

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Date Created: Jan 1, 2014


Issue Brief

The purpose of this paper is to assist states embarking on APCD initiatives by highlighting key considerations for building statewide APCDs and potential solutions based on experiences in early-adopting APCD states.

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Date Created: Jan 1, 2014